The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/27/2023

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 Donald Trump (R): Violent crime in Manhattan is “now at a record level.”

Politifact rating: False (There were about 34,000 reported felonies boroughwide in 2022. That figure was almost 150,000 in 1990, or nearly five times higher than today’s level.)

Donald Trump exaggerates Manhattan crime levels in attacks on DA in Stormy Daniels case

Claim by Viral Image: An image shared on Facebook claims to show Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signing a rollback in child labor protections.

Check Your Fact rating: False (She did not)

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Sarah Huckabee Sanders Signing A Rollback In Child Labor Protections?

FALSE Claim by Tucker Carlson: Silicon Valley Bank “donated $73M to ‘BLM Movement.

Politifact rating: False (Black Lives Matter is not one entity with a set agenda. It is a decentralized international activist movement with no formal hierarchy. Silicon Valley Bank’s charitable contributions that were counted in the think tank’s total went primarily to groups and initiatives that had no clear association with the Black Lives Matter movement.)

Claim that Silicon Valley Bank donated $73 million to Black Lives Matter is unsupported

Tucker Carlson Rating

Claim by Peter McCullough, Ben Lynch: “Dissolution of Spike Protein by Nattokinase: Holy Grail of COVID-19 Vaccine Detoxification”; long COVID is caused by persistent spike protein in the body

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (There’s no evidence that the spike protein generated through vaccination causes harm. COVID-19 vaccines haven’t been shown to be toxic, so it is unnecessary to “detox” from it.)

No scientific evidence for the claim that nattokinase can treat long COVID or “detox” COVID-19 vaccines

Claim via Social Media: Ron DeSantis said he would review any extradition request for Donald Trump “ to ensure that no citizen of my state will have his rights violated by vindictive prosecutors in other states.”

The Dispatch rating: False (He said his office would not get involved.)

Fact Check: What Did Ron DeSantis Say About Donald Trump’s Potential Extradition?

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “[Russia and China] jointly work to create a more just and democratic multipolar world order, which should be based on the central role of the U.N., its Security Council, international law, and the purposes and principles of the U.N. Charter.” rating: False

Putin Falsely Claims Russia Guided by the UN Charter

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