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

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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 (R): The official count of drug overdose deaths is a “lie,” and the figure is “probably a half a million people” a year. rating: False (No Evidence)

FactChecking Trump’s Rally, Fox Interview

Claim by Viral post: Elon Musk filed $60 Million suit against The View.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The claim stems from a satirical site. There is no evidence Musk is suing the show or network.)

FACT CHECK: Is Elon Musk Suing ‘The View’ For Lying About Him?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Solar companies “have to give solar panels away for completely no net cost.”

Politifact rating: False (The federal government does not require solar companies to give away solar panels.)

No, solar companies are not required to give away solar panels, and beware of offers of free panels

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Jacob Chansley, the Capitol rioter better known as the “QAnon Shaman,” was released early from federal prison to a halfway house in March 2023 “following video evidence showing that January 6 was a hoax” and an “inside job”?

Lead Stories rating: False (Chansley was transferred from a federal correctional institution to community confinement on March 28, 2023, under the First Step Act, which provides time credits for inmates who take part in programs to help reduce recidivism. Chansley’s attorney said the changes in his client’s status had nothing to do with recently released videos that aired on the Fox News Channel.)

Fact Check: ‘QAnon Shaman’ NOT Released Early From Prison Because Of ‘Video Evidence Showing That January 6 Was A Hoax,’ ‘Inside Job’

Claim via Social media: A document proves graphene oxide is in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

USA Today rating: False (The document in question describes a validation process in the lab that uses graphene oxide, but that process is not part of the manufacturing process. Graphene oxide is not present in the vaccines.)

Fact check: The document shows graphene used to test COVID-19 vaccine, not used as an ingredient

FALSE (International: India): The editor of New York Times, Joseph Hope, praised Narendra Modi’s leadership and foreign policy in a recent article. rating: False

Fake Message Claiming PM Modi Was Praised by NYT Editor Revived | BOOM

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