The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/25/2023

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 by Greg Abbott (R): “Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans 18-45.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s “likely” overdoses are the leading cause of death for that age group but it doesn’t have specific data. Medical experts also said it is likely true.)

Gov. Greg Abbott says fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans 18 to 45. Is that true?

Claim via Social media: 10 years of mammograms expose patients to Hiroshima levels of radiation

USA Today rating: False (The situations presented here are not close to equivalent. Being the referenced distance from Hiroshima would result in radiation exposure 100 times greater than 10 years of mammograms.)

Fact check: Post comparing mammogram radiation to Hiroshima is wildly inaccurate

Claim via Social Media: A new picture of Jeffrey Epstein on a beach with several children has surfaced.

Lead Stories rating: False (AI-Generated)

Fact Check: Images Of Jeffrey Epstein With Children On Beach Are NOT Real Photos — AI Generated

Claim via Social Media: Video shows Nancy Pelosi saying, “I’ve given a shoot-to-kill order for any breach of the speaker’s lobby,” on Jan. 6, 2021.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (This video of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is manipulated. She did not give a shoot-to-kill order on Jan. 6, 2021.)

Nancy Pelosi didn’t order anyone to be shot Jan. 6, 2021. You’re seeing a deepfake.

Claim via Social media: Former CIA director admits plan for geoengineering and ‘chemtrails’

USA Today rating: False (The video does not show Brennan admitting to the existence of a CIA plan to use geoengineering technology. Instead, it shows Brennan speaking in 2016 about the foreign policy implications of emerging geoengineering technology. The posts also erroneously equate geoengineering technologies, which aren’t yet in use, with “chemtrails,” a conspiracy theory concept that never existed.)

Fact check: Post mischaracterizes old CIA comments on geoengineering

FALSE (International: India): BBC election survey shows BJP winning between 130 to 142 seats in the 2023 Karnataka assembly election

BOOM FactCheck rating: False

BBC Survey Predicting More Than 140 Seats For BJP In Karnataka Is Fake | BOOM

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