The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/26/2023

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 via Social Media: Bill Gates is coating your organic produce with a “dangerous chemical.”

Politifact rating: False (Apeel Sciences created a thin, edible coating that extends the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. The plant-based coating  is deemed safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.)

Bill Gates is not poisoning your produce with Apeel

Claim by via Social Media: Budweiser Brands Won’t Be Welcome at Oktoberfest For The 1st Time in 75 Years.

Lead Stories rating: False (Satire by the Dunning-Kruger Times that was shared by the gullible.)

Fact Check: Budweiser Brands Were NOT Uninvited To Munich’s Oktoberfest — They Have Never Been Sold There

Dunning-Kruger Times Rating

Claim via Social Media: Symbols on Huggies diapers are coded references to pedophilia.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (It only appears that way for QAnon crackpots. Huggies and its parent company, Kimberly-Clark Corp., said, “Our products and its designs are in no way meant to represent anything other than fun and playful designs.”)

No, Huggies diaper designs don’t include coded references to pedophilia

Claim by Naomi Wolfe, Real America’s Voice, and the Daily Clout: “Since the vaccine rolled out, [a midwife]’s seen no normal placenta” […]they’re all compromised”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (The claim is directly contradicted by clinical results showing that vaccinated women don’t present a higher rate of placental defects.)

No evidence that COVID-19 vaccination affects placenta, contrary to a claim by Naomi Wolf

Real America’s Voice Rating, Daily Clout Rating

Claim by Viral Post: Congress, White House, IRS and Federal Reserve have all been shut down.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Business as usual)

FACT CHECK: Have The White House, Federal Reserve, The IRS and Congress Been Shut Down?

FALSE (International: Philippines): Claim by Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos: The Philippine government will “disengage from any contact” with the International Criminal Court “because it cannot appeal anymore” after its “appeal has failed.”

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Marcos wrongly claims that govt appeal with ICC has failed

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