The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/07/2023

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 via Social Media: Charles Darwin predicts the rise of The Woke AND sub-species.

Lead Stories rating: False (No, he did not)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Charles Darwin Predicted ‘The Rise Of The Woke’

Claim by Viral image: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that Instagram needs to “TERMINATE…a right-wing media page posting CONSERVATIVE content.”

PolitiFact rating: False (This image was doctored. We found no evidence U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted this.)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t tweet this demand that Instagram delete a conservative account

MISLEADING Claim by Heartland Institute: Additional CO2 has boosted crop yields.

AFP Fact Check rating: Misleading (Warmer temperatures and CO2 play a part in boosting crop yields but scientists say global warming also poses a threat to crops. Experts say crop output has risen in recent decades principally thanks to productivity gains driven by fertilizers, pesticides, and machinery.)

Book sent to schools contains misleading climate change claims

Heartland Institute Rating

Claim via Social Media: The sinking of the Titanic was orchestrated by the Rothschilds and J.P. Morgan to kill prominent businessmen who opposed the creation of the Federal Reserve.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (High speeds, a fatal wrong turn, weather conditions, a dismissed iceberg warning and lack of binoculars and lifeboats all contributed to the tragedy, historians say.)

Titanic sinking was an accident that caused over 1,500 deaths, not an inside job to kill three men

Claim by CDC Changed Toxicity Info on Vinyl Chloride Days Before Derailment.

Lead Stories rating: False (Newspunch is making it up.)

Fact Check: CDC Did NOT Raise ‘Lethality’ Bar For Vinyl Chloride Just Before Ohio Derailment

Newspunch Rating

FALSE (International: Australia): In Australia, a “17% increase in heart attack deaths” in the first eight months of 2022 is linked to COVID-19 vaccination.

Politifact rating: False (A 2022 analysis said that delays in emergency and routine care were likely causes for an increase in non-COVID-19 excess deaths in 2022.)

COVID-19 vaccines did not cause a 17% increase in deaths in Australia in 2022

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