The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/17/2023

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 Joe Biden (D): “More cops are killed responding to domestic violence calls than anything else.”

PolitiFact rating: False (FBI data shows 504 officers feloniously killed from 2012 to 2021. The data for call for service or reason for the officer’s involvement showed 19 related to domestic violence. But other circumstances accounted for more officer deaths than domestic violence calls, including traffic violation stops, wanted people and suspicious people /circumstances.)

Joe Biden says domestic violence calls prompt most police deaths; data lists likelier causes

Claim by Ryan Fournier (Students for Trump): Video shows NATO equipment in Ukraine.

USA Today rating: False (Shows equipment going to Texas and not Ukraine.)

Fact check: Video shows military equipment being shipped to Texas, not Ukraine

Students for Trump Rating

Claim by Viral image: “Emergency injunction and tribunal order was served to WHO … to immediately cease and desist a criminal conspiracy to commit war crimes.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Made up)

Social media post announcing WHO arrests in pandemic is Pants on Fire!

FALSE Claim by Brigitte Gabriel, Charlie Kirk, Dinesh D’Souza, Post Millennial: Did Greta Thunberg delete claim that humanity will end by 2023?

Newsweek rating: False (The tweet that Thunberg allegedly sent referenced an article that did not say the world would end by 2023.)

Fact Check: Did Greta Thunberg Delete Claim That Humanity Will End by 2023?

Charlie Kirk Rating, Post Millennial Rating

FALSE Claim by the North Carolina Republican Party: “The left is determined to erase Mount Rushmore from our history books.”

Politifact rating: False (No evidence that elected leaders or political groups — at a national or local level — are pushing to “erase” Mount Rushmore from history books.)

NC GOP email falsely claims ‘the left’ wants to erase Mt. Rushmore from history books

FALSE (International: Australia): The World Economic Forum (WEF) has vowed to ban eggs after a study found they cure COVID-19.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Crackpottery as the WEF has not announced a ban and the cited study did not find eggs can cure COVID-19.)

WEF egg ban claim is simply crackers

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