The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/06/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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

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Claim by Vivek Ramaswamy (R): Gov. Ron DeSantis signed “a last-minute exception into an anti-discrimination law for anyone who also operates a theme park more than 25 acres in Florida,” benefiting Walt Disney Co.

Politifact rating: Mostly True (DeSantis signed a bill in 2021 that sought to punish social media tech companies for removing statewide candidates in Florida from their platforms  — a major legislative priority for him. After weeks of consideration, legislators in the hours before passage added a carve-out to the bill to protect Disney, which offers streaming services and has large Florida operations. )

Vivek Ramaswamy largely right on Ron DeSantis, Disney carve-out

Claim via Social Media: Barack Obama in 2018 removed half a million Pedophiles from Government online databases

Lead Stories rating: False (This was done under the Trump administration. Furthermore, the list did not just contain pedophiles. There is no evidence to support the 500K number.)

Fact Check: Obama Did NOT Remove 500,000 ‘Pedophiles From Government Online Databases’

Claim via Social Media: Purports Anheuser-Busch is planning to discontinue and re-brand its beer, Bud Light

Check Your Fact rating: False (The claim stems from a satirical website. There is no evidence supporting the claim.)

FACT CHECK: Is Anheuser-Busch Planning To Discontinue And Rebrand Bud Light?

FALSE (International: Turkey): Claim by Suleyman Soylu: “Yes, they want to stage a political coup on May 14. I’m not the one saying this. The President of the United States, Biden, said it years ago.” rating: False

Erdogan Ally Falsely Accuses Biden of Planning Election Coup in Turkey

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