The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/01/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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 Jr.: “There is a clear epidemic of trans or nonbinary mass shooters.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (The number of Trans mass shooters is low compared to the total.)

The data is clear: There is no ‘clear epidemic’ of transgender mass shooters

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LIE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Other countries are emptying out their prisons, insane asylums and mental institutions and sending their most heinous criminals to the United States.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (No Evidence for this claim.)

FactChecking Trump’s Rally, Fox Interview

FALSE Claim by Russell Brand: COVID-19 vaccines are responsible for the rise in heart attacks in young people

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (No evidence was provided for the implicit claim that COVID-19 vaccination is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks. Furthermore, studies on this subject so far haven’t found that vaccinated people are more likely to have heart attacks.)

Scientific evidence shows that COVID-19 vaccines don’t increase the risk of heart attacks, contrary to Russell Brand video

FALSE (International: Turkey): Video shows Turkish soldiers killing contractors for shoddy work

boomlive.in rating: False

Video Of Syrian Massacre Falsely Shared As Turkish Soldiers Killing Contractors | BOOM

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