The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/15/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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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Claim by Ron DeSantis (R): A central bank digital currency would allow the Federal Reserve to control Americans’ spending.

PolitiFact rating: Conspiracy Theory (Even if federal leaders decided they wanted to block Americans’ everyday purchases this way — and there’s no indication they do — the laws currently on the books would not allow it. And Americans’ preferences for privacy would make it difficult to change the laws to make it possible.)

Ron DeSantis’ baseless theory that the government wants to control people’s purchases

Claim via Social Media: purports CNBC ‘Mad Money’ host Jim Cramer allegedly tweeted, ‘I’m very confident Trump is not getting indicted’

Check Your Fact rating: False (We are “very” confident the Tweet is digitally fabricated.)

FACT CHECK: Did Jim Cramer Tweet He Was ‘Very Confident Trump Is Not Getting Indicted?’

Claim via Social media: Bill Gates is promoting GMO food that changes people’s genes.

USA Today rating: False (There are no recorded cases of human genes being changed by eating genetically modified food. Experts say it is unlikely to happen and the chance of it occurring is no greater than with non-GMO food.)

Fact check: No, GMO foods do not alter genes of people eating them

FALSE (International: Philippines): The Philippine government is abolishing the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

Rappler rating: False

FACT CHECK: The PH gov’t is not abolishing the Commission on Human Rights

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