The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/06/2023

Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact check for accuracy before publishing. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. When appropriate, we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

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FALSE Claim by Anya Vien: Cancer can be treated with baking soda.

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (No clinical evidence supports the use of baking soda as a treatment of cancer. Possible applications of baking soda to facilitate the effect of chemotherapy and reduce cancer proliferation are being investigated, but these are still at an early stage of development.)

No clinical evidence supports the use of baking soda as a cancer treatment

Anya Vien Rating

Claim via Social Media: The U.S. State Department has started a special immigrants visa “evacuation operation.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Fake)

That special immigrant visa and ‘evacuation program’? The State Department says it’s not legit

FALSE Claim via Social media: Supreme Court will consider case to reinstate Donald Trump.

USA Today rating: False (They declined it)

Fact check: Supreme Court declined to hear Brunson v. Adams on Feb. 21

FALSE Claim by Viral image: The Georgia High School Association started issuing a “sudden cardiac arrest awareness form” in the wake of COVID-19 vaccines.

PolitiFact rating: False (Yes, in 2019, before Covid-19)

‘Sudden cardiac arrest awareness’ form resulted from 2019 law following student deaths

FALSE Claim via Social media: The average global temperature has increased 0.134 degrees since 1978.

USA Today rating: False (The 0.13 figure is a rate per decade, not an overall change. The data shows an increase of .13 degrees Celsius per decade since 1978.

Fact check: Post understates the amount of global warming since 1978

FALSE (International: Philippines): Video shows that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has a huge amount of gold secretly stored in Japan.

Rappler rating: False

FACT CHECK: Video doesn’t show Marcos has huge amount of gold hidden in Japan

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