The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/14/2023 (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

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 Dr. Lee Merritt (America’s Frontline Doctors): Cancer and multiple sclerosis are caused by parasites; hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin can cure cancer.

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (Lee Merritt is an Orthopedic Surgeon who is not qualified to be an expert on this topic. Cancer isn’t solely caused by parasites. The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. Risk factors for it include a genetic predisposition and infection by the Epstein-Barr virus, but there’s no established causal link with parasites.There are some preclinical studies in cell cultures and animals about the effect of hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin on cancer cells. However, neither of the two have been shown in clinical trials to effectively treat cancer in people.)

No evidence that hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin cure cancer; cancer and multiple sclerosis aren’t caused solely by parasites, contrary to claim by orthopedic surgeon

America’s Frontline Doctors Rating

TRUE Claim by Robin Vos (R): “When a basketball player or football or baseball player from another team plays in Wisconsin, that one game’s salary, they pay Wisconsin income tax on it. … So, if for some reason we do not have the Brewers in Wisconsin all of those player salaries that generate dollars for the State of Wisconsin go away.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, Wisconsin’s tax coffers would take a hit if Brewers leave

Claim via Social Media: Gas car bans force people to give up their cars.

FOX43 rating: False (States are only banning the sales of new gas cars.)

No state is adopting rules to force you to give up your gas car

FALSE (International: India): Two BJP leaders arrested in connection with deadly attack on police.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Indian ruling party leaders were not ‘arrested over deadly Maoist rebel attack on police’

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