The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/03/2023

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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Claim by Rebuild by Design: “Every single county in New York has experienced a federal climate disaster between 2011-2021.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (The group cites federal data showing that every county in New York has experienced a federally declared disaster during the period in question. There’s wide agreement that climate change is making serious weather events more frequent and more severe. However, it’s impossible to link any given weather event to climate change, meaning the group’s term “federal climate disaster” goes beyond the official definition.)

Did every county in New York state experience a federally declared climate disaster between 2011 and

Claim by Viral Meme: Norm Macdonald tweeted in 2016: “What terrifies me is if a tranny were to shoot up a school full of children and kill a bunch of innocent kids.” rating: False (Altered)

Bogus Norm Macdonald Tweet Circulates in Aftermath of Nashville Shooting

FALSE Claim by Charlie Kirk and Various Conservative Groups: Did the transgender community storm the Tennessee Capitol?

Newsweek rating: False (Given all the evidence available, there is no indication that the rally was organized by transgender activists or amounted to anything near the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.)

Fact Check: Did Transgender Community Storm Tennessee Capitol?

Charlie Kirk Rating, Turning Point USA Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Trump just shared a bombshell letter from Stormy Daniels debunking DA Bragg’s case.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Daniels released the letter in 2018 and, shortly after, recanted what she said in it. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been building a case involving Trump with full public knowledge of the 5-year-old letter.)

Did Trump release a ‘bombshell’? No, Stormy Daniels quickly recanted this 2018 letter

Claim via Infowars: Pfizer admits that vaccinated people can shed the vaccine on unvaccinated people

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (No biological mechanism exists that would allow COVID-19 vaccines to cause shedding of either the virus or the spike protein.)

No evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines cause “shedding”; Pfizer trial protocol doesn’t admit that vaccine shedding occurs

Infowars Rating

FALSE (International: France): A video shared on Facebook claims to show a French firefighters joining the current protests and clashing with police.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Video Showing Clash Between French Police And Firefighters Is Not Recent

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