The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/24/2023

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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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FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Scientists struggle to understand why Antarctica hasn’t warmed for over 70 years despite rise in CO2.”

Politifact rating: False (Antarctica is warming, but scientists do understand Antarctica’s high elevation and mountains help insulate the continent from climate change’s effects at a much slower rate compared with the rest of the world.)

This study about Antarctica doesn’t contradict climate change, as claim suggests

Claim via Social Media: Robot shuts down commits suicide after algorithm decides it didn’t like doing the same manual labor over and over again.

Lead Stories rating: False (It simply fell over at a trade show.)

Fact Check: Robot Did NOT Commit Suicide — It Fell During Trade Show Demo

Claim via Social Media: “Biden all but confirmed that his team is coordinating these Trump indictments to ‘stop Trump from taking power again.'” rating: False (Edited video)

Biden’s 2022 Remarks Not Related to Trump Indictment, Contrary to Online Posts

Claim by Tucker Carlson: “Ukraine is in fact losing the war” against Russia. Carlson said that “seven Ukrainians are being killed for every Russian,”

The Dispatch rating: False (Carlson did not provide a citation for his claim regarding the ratio of Ukrainian to Russian dead, but the numbers he cited are explicitly contradicted by the leaked intelligence documents he referenced elsewhere in his April 13 broadcast. He apparently used a fake document.)

Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Cites False Ukrainian Casualty Numbers

Tucker Carlson Rating

Claim via Social Media: Did Coke’s CEO call Bud Light boycotters “right winged nuts”?

Newsweek rating: False (There is no evidence that James Quincey said that Bud Light boycotters were “right winged NUTS”. The quote first began appearing two years ago seemingly in response to another backlash related to Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola has previously said the quote was fabricated.)

Fact Check: Did Coke’s CEO Call Bud Light Boycotters ‘Right Winged Nuts’?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Daily Mail: A study shows short breaks during a working day cause mental exhaustion that affects a person’s focus, as well as attention, learning and visual recognition.

Full Fact rating: False (The study does not show that short breaks are the cause of any changes to cognitive performance.)

Study does not find ‘short breaks induce mental exhaustion’ – Full Fact

Daily Mail Rating

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