The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/27/2023

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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 by Tucker Carlson: “The only job training program this administration has gotten behind in two and a half years is getting Black people to sell more weed in the cities. Literally! We’re legalizing weed, and we’re going to make sure the weed dispensaries have African American owners.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Has nothing to do with Biden Admin. States make the rules.)

Here are falsehoods we found in Tucker Carlson’s final Fox show

Claim via viral photo: purports to show late financier Jeffrey Epstein on an island with four children

Check Your Fact rating: False (AI Generated)

FACT CHECK: Is This A Real Photo Of Jeffrey Epstein?

Claim via Social Media: Solar cycles are driving climate change, not the greenhouse effect.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Fluctuations in solar activity are far too small to be responsible for recent climate change. Data shows man-made emissions and the greenhouse effect are responsible.)

Snowball’s chance in hell the sun is causing climate change

Claim via Social Media: Amazon’s Alexa predicted that World War III will begin on Nov. 23, 2023, with a Russian attack on Germany.

Snopes rating: False (not Alexa)

Did Amazon’s Alexa Predict WWIII Will Begin in November 2023?

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Did NYPD bring in 38,000 Officers for Trump arraignment?

Newsweek rating: False (There are only 34K officers in NYC and not all of them were dispatched to Manhattan.)

Fact Check: Did NYPD bring in 38,000 Officers for Trump Arraignment?

FALSE (International: Philippines): President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is withdrawing the interest earned by gold reserves deposited by his father, ex-president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., at the World Bank

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: There is NO Marcos gold in the World Bank

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