The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/12/2023

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 via Social Media: “Florida man charged with a hate crime” for defacing pride crosswalk.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (In 2021, police arrested a 20-year-old after he burned out his tires, defacing a rainbow Pride crosswalk in Delray Beach, Florida. The driver was charged in court with reckless driving and criminal mischief and pleaded guilty to both, but was not charged with a hate crime. He was sentenced to two years of probation and community service. 

Truck driver who defaced a Florida pride crosswalk was not ultimately charged with a hate crime

Claim via Social Media: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suppressed the results of a study that purportedly showed an increased risk of neurodevelopmental delays in newborns who were given a Hepatitis B vaccine during the first month of life.

Lead Stories rating: False (The results of the study have been available for decades. The early findings of the two-phase study were first presented to medical professionals in June 2000. The completed study was published in the journal Pediatrics on November 1, 2003.)

Fact Check: CDC Did NOT Suppress Results Of Study On Safety Of Hepatitis B Vaccine In Infants — Results Available For Decades

FALSE Claim by Social media posts: “[S]tudies confirm that covid damages the immune system, making everyone who got infected immunocompromised.” rating: False (Outside of long COVID or very severe cases, most research suggests COVID-19 doesn’t cause lasting damage to the immune system. A few studies have found evidence of some possible damage, but nothing as severe as an immunodeficiency.)

Posts Exaggerate Lab Findings About COVID-19’s Impact on Immune System

Claim by Scientists Struggle to Understand Why Antarctica Hasn’t Warmed for Over 70 Years Despite Rise in C02

Lead Stories rating: False (According to official data, land surface temperatures in the region have increased an average of .16 degrees Fahrenheit (.09 degrees Celsius) per decade since 1950, for a total of a 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius) over that timeframe.)

Fact Check: Data Does NOT Show ‘Net Zero’ Warming In Antarctica For Over 70 Years

Daily Sceptic Rating

Claim via Social Media: A video shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis saying, “Now Trump’s been indicted, now the people will have no choice but to accept me as their assigned candidate.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Deepfake)

Ron DeSantis did not announce his presidential candidacy; this video is a deepfake

FALSE (International: Canada): Canada has passed a law that “made it illegal to protest against” the LGBTQ+ community. rating: False (Canada has not passed a law that “made it illegal to protest against” the LGBTQ+ community.)

Posts Make Misleading Claims About Bill to Protect LGBTQ+ Events in Ontario

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