The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/13/2023

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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FALSE Claim by Ron DeSantis (R): When migrants arrived on Martha’s Vineyard, “They called out the National Guard and deported them within 24 hours.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The Massachusetts National Guard provided logistical support in the form of lodging and dining facilities at the Cape Cod base, but did not transport the migrants from Martha’s Vineyard.)

Ron DeSantis falsely said migrants deported from Martha’s Vineyard within 24 hours

Claim via Social Media: MRNA vaccines used in animals cause the involuntary vaccination of the people who eat their meat.

Lead Stories rating: False (Someone failed science class. This is impossible.)

Fact Check: mRNA Vaccination Of Animals Does NOT Cause Involuntary Vaccination Of Humans Who Eat Their Meat

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Were Thousands of Bud Light Cans Destroyed Amid Trans Debate?

Newsweek rating: False (While it is true that tens of thousands of beer containers—including cans of Bud Light—were destroyed, it was not as a result of anger towards Bud Light’s partnership with Mulvaney. The video is in fact over a month old, and shows beer that was confiscated by Mexican authorities being steamrolled.)

Fact Check: Were Thousands of Bud Light Cans Destroyed Amid Trans Debate?

Claim via Social Media: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was involved in a covered-up DUI accident.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department said it has no record of the alleged incident.)

No evidence White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was involved in a drunken driving crash

Claim via Social Media: CNN cut the feed to Benjamin Watson live on air because he started talking about Jesus

Lead Stories rating: False (Time Ran Out)

Fact Check: CNN Did NOT Cut Off Benjamin Watson Because He Spoke About Jesus During Brooke Baldwin Interview

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Russian Foreign Ministry: “…so far, we have not seen evidence of the so-called ‘massacre in Bucha’ – lists of names of those killed, the circumstances and dates of their death, the conclusions of forensic experts.” rating: False

Russia Can’t Stop Lying About Bucha Massacre

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