The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/11/2023

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 the NC State Democratic Caucus: “North Carolina ranks last in the country in K-12 funding.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The Education Law Center ranked North Carolina last in the nation for “funding effort.” That is a measure of the state’s public pre-K to 12th grade funding as a percentage of the state’s gross domestic product. Other measures, including the National Education Association, the Urban Institute and have ranked North Carolina low on its per-pupil funding, but not dead last.)

NC Democrats exaggerate education funding ranking

Claim by Viral Image: A photo shows people in Nazi uniforms outside of the courthouse where Trump was held

Check Your Fact rating: False (The photo is miscaptioned. The photo was taken on a movie set in Vancouver, British Columbia.)

FACT CHECK: Were Uniformed Nazis Stationed Outside Of The Courthouse Where Donald Trump Was Being Held?

FALSE Claim by @DC_Draino: Clip of Biden saying he’ll “stop Trump” taking power.

Newsweek rating: False (The clip shared from Twitter was taken from a White House press conference on November 9, 2022. Biden’s comments had followed on from a much longer conversation about January 6, when the Congressional committee for investigating those events was still yet to make recommended charges.)

Fact Check: Clip of Biden Saying He’ll ‘Stop Trump’ Taking Power

TRUE Claim by Ron Desantis (R): Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg “has downgraded over 50% of the felonies to misdemeanors.”

Politifact rating: True (In 2022, the first year Bragg served as Manhattan district attorney, his staff downgraded 52% of felonies that were screened to misdemeanors, an increase from prior years.)

Are more than half of felony charges in Manhattan downgraded? Yes, but its common elsewhere, too

Claim via Social Media: The world stopped having new COVID-19 variants after Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, retired at the end of 2022.

Lead Stories rating: False (Still Mutating)

Fact Check: New COVID Variants Did NOT Stop ‘All The Sudden’ After Fauci Retirement At End Of 2022

FALSE (International: India): Arvind Kejriwal did not clear the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination, but got admitted through corporate quota. rating: False

No, Arvind Kejriwal Did Not Get Into IIT Through Quota; He Ranked 563 In JEE | BOOM

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