The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 04/28/2023

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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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Claim via Social Media: “The abortion pill has been linked to the deaths of at least 28 women in the U.S. alone.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (A U.S. Food and Drug Administration report showed 28 deaths out of 5.6 million women who have taken the drug since it was approved in 2000 through June 30, 2022. But the FDA did not attribute these deaths to mifepristone. Some of the deaths, such as ones caused by sepsis and ectopic rupture, could be plausibly related to mifepristone, experts said. But the cases listed also included patients who died by homicide, suicide and various drug overdoses.)

An anti-abortion group claimed 28 deaths were linked to mifepristone. Here’s why that’s flawed

Claim by Astrologer Farley Malorrus: Intravenous hydrogen peroxide “enables the body to cure itself of practically any disease”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (Don’t take medical advice from astrologers! Public health guidance indicates that hydrogen peroxide shouldn’t be used internally, as this can be dangerous and there’s no known medical benefit to doing so. Injecting hydrogen peroxide generates air bubbles in the bloodstream, which can produce an air embolism, which is potentially fatal.)

Hydrogen peroxide given intravenously can be dangerous, has no known medical benefit

Claim by Tucker Carlson: Fentanyl is “here because our southern border is open.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The border is not open.)

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

Tucker Carlson Rating

Claim via viral video: purports to show a transgender woman allegedly attack customers with an axe inside a 7-Eleven in the U.S. in 2023

Check Your Fact rating: False (The attack occurred inside a 7-Eleven in Sydney, Australia in January 2017, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The outlet identified the suspect as Evie Amati, a transgender woman.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show An Alleged Axe Attack By A Transgender Woman In The U.S. In 2023?

Claim by Charlie Kirk: UN is ‘advocating’ decriminalization of sex with minors

USA Today rating: False (The claim cites a report drafted by the U.N. and another organization that calls for a “human rights-based approach to criminal law.” The report does not call for decriminalizing sex with minors.)

Fact check: Post misinterprets UN report on sex consent

Charlie Kirk Rating

FALSE (International: France): Video shows French President Emmanuel Macron being hit by an egg during his first public appearance after the approval of the French pension reforms law. rating: False

Old Video Of Macron Hit By Egg Falsely Linked To Pension Reforms Unrest | BOOM

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