The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/12/2023

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: “Both murderers in Texas were not only illegals, but gang members” and were “most likely tied to MS-13.”

Politifact rating: False (Both men are U.S. citizens. Garcia had no criminal incarceration history in Texas, where he was born. Police have not said he was affiliated with a gang. Alvarez, meanwhile, has an extensive criminal history, but police did not confirm whether he was affiliated with any criminal group like a gang.)

False claims spread online about suspects in the recent mass killings in Texas

Claim via Social Media: Donald Trump has to register as a sex offender. rating: False (Donald Trump doesn’t have to register as a sex offender.)

No, Donald Trump is not required to register as a sex offender

Claim by Naomi Wolf: COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (There is no scientific evidence that COVID vaccines harm the fertility of women or men.)

Vaccine link to infertility barren of any evidence

Claim by Will Cain: Democrats “introduced a bill that would ban detaining gay illegal immigrants.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The bill would not “ban” the detention of LGBTQ+ people. They could still be subject to detention if there was evidence that they were a flight risk or threat to the community.)

Democratic bill doesn’t ban detaining LGBTQ+ immigrants, but sets criteria DHS must meet to do so

Claim by Donald Trump (R): The 2020 election was “rigged.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Yes, he is still running with this.)

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s CNN town hall claims on Jan. 6, abortion, Mar-a-Lago documents

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “A real war has once again been unleashed against our Motherland.” rating: False (He started it.)

Wanted For War Crimes, Putin Claims Victimhood in War He Waged on Ukraine

Vladimir Putin Rating

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