The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/02/2023 (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

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Claim via Social Media: “The UK has had ZERO school shootings since” it changed its gun laws after a 1996 school shooting.

Politifact rating: Mostly True (A deadly 1996 school shooting in the United Kingdom sparked a campaign to change gun laws, which resulted in British lawmakers banning private ownership of handguns. There has not been another school shooting since the law was changed. the U.K. has long had low gun violence rates compared with other industrialized nations so it is difficult to compare.)

Yes, the UK banned handguns after a 1996 school shooting. There have been no others since

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Trump suggests transgender “drugs” fueled Nashville shooter

Newsweek rating: False (There is no evidence Hale was taking hormonal therapy or any other treatment for a clinical transition. And Trump provided no such evidence to substantiate his claim.)

Fact Check: Trump Suggests Transgender ‘Drugs’ Fueled Nashville Shooter

FALSE Claim by Mikhaila Peterson: Carnivore diet produces “a 90% reduction in all diseases” and a reduction in insulin use by diabetics.

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The daughter of Jordan Peterson appears to be following in her father’s footsteps, as there is no evidence to support this claim.)

No evidence that a carnivore diet leads to “90% reduction in all diseases” or treats diabetes

FALSE (International: Australia): Video shows Australian surgeon having stroke after 3 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

USA Today rating: False (Video predates Covid.)

Fact check: Video of fainting doctor predates COVID-19 vaccine

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