The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/07/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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

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MISLEADING Claim by Lindsey Graham (R): Democrats “introduced legislation that allowed abortion on demand … up to the moment of birth.” rating: Misleading (This is a fringe position and not the consensus of the party)

The Political Disagreement Over a Health Exception for Later Abortions

Claim by Mark Hyman, Barbara O’Neill: Sugar causes cancer; eliminating sugar from the diet can cure cancer

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (Eating too much sugar can lead to obesity, and obesity is a cause of certain cancers. However, sugar in itself isn’t carcinogenic (cancer-causing). It’s an important fuel source for healthy cells. Removing sugar from one’s diet won’t cure cancer and could even be harmful to cancer patients.)

Sugar isn’t inherently cancer-causing; no evidence that removing sugar from diet cures cancer

Claim via Social Media: A photograph authentically shows DeSantis standing behind a podium with a sign that reads “LOWER AGE OF CONSENT.” rating: False (Fake)

Is Pic of DeSantis with ‘Lower Age of Consent’ Sign Real?

FALSE (International: Philippines): President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met Taylor Swift during his meeting with the Filipino community in Washington, D.C. on May 1, 2023.

Rappler rating: False

FACT CHECK: Marcos didn’t meet Taylor Swift on his official visit to US

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