The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/21/2023

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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UNPROVEN Claim by Benny Johnson (R): Did Joe Biden meet with Hunter’s associates more than 80 times?

Newsweek rating: Unverified (Benny Johnson’s tweet appears to have been based on a Fox News story which mentions more than 80 interactions that former business associates of Hunter Biden were alleged to have made with the White House. Unlike Johnson’s tweet, the article only mentions a small number of interactions between Biden himself and these people and the nature of those interactions is not spelled out.)

Fact Check: Did Joe Biden Meet With Hunter’s Associates More Than 80 Times?

TRUE Claim via Social Media: In April 2023, real photos were taken at the NRA convention that showed children handling guns.

Snopes rating: True

Are These Real Photos of Kids Holding Guns at the 2023 NRA Convention?

Claim via Social Media: “Congress has officially banned TikTok.”

PolitiFact rating: False (TikTok hasn’t been banned in the U.S.)

A ban of TikTok? So far, that’s talk. The app isn’t banned for the U.S. public.

Claim by RT News and conservative social media: Joe Biden Ignores British Prime Minister Upon Arrival In Belfast

The Dispatch rating: False (Altered video. He greeted Prime Minister Rishi Sunak before turning to others.)

Fact Check: Joe Biden Did Not Ignore British Prime Minister Upon Arrival In Belfast

RT News Rating

Claim by Ron Desantis (R): Florida has “the second lowest tax burden per capita in the United States.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Florida has a low tax burden compared with other U.S. states. Florida is also among the country’s most unequal states, meaning low income people pay a much higher share of their income in taxes than their wealthier counterparts.)

Ron DeSantis is right, Florida has one of the country’s lowest tax burdens

FALSE (International: India): Indian Oil has issued a circular warning people against filling their vehicles’ fuel tanks to the maximum limit.

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check: Has Indian Oil Warned Against Filling the Fuel Tank to Max Limit?

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