The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/15/2023

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: California has approved $1.2 million in reparations for every black resident.

Politifact rating: False (The Task Force on May 7 approved recommendations to the Legislature that include preliminary payment amounts for damage suffered by Blacks because of housing, health care and policing policies and practices. One estimate suggests that a 71-year-old lifelong resident could theoretically qualify for more than $1 million. But that doesn’t mean every Black resident would get that amount, if the recommendations became law.)

No, every Black Californian is not receiving $1.2 million for reparations

Claim by Brownstone Institute and Children’s Health Defense: “COVID Vaccines Were Never Safe for Pregnant Women, Pfizer’s own data show”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Data from safety monitoring and clinical studies indicate that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines don’t interfere with pregnancy and fetal development.)

Animal studies included in Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine approval application showed no signs of reproductive toxicity

Brownstone Institute Rating, Children’s Health Defense Rating

Claim by Viral image: The National Parks Service posted about children who have been freed from human traffickers.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Made up by Qanon.)

The idea that Mammoth Cave National Park is imprisoning children? That’s bananas

FALSE Claim via Social media: The Biden administration has ‘no plan’ to stop migrants once Title 42 ends

USA Today rating: False (The Biden administration and federal agencies have laid out numerous plans and policies related to border security and migrant processing ahead of Title 42’s end, according to news reports and press releases. The plans include sending more troops to the border, reverting back to standard immigration law and tightening measures for asylum seekers.)

As Title 42 ends, post falsely claims Biden has no plan for migrants at US-Mexico border | Fact check

Claim via Social Media: In May 2023, the National Rifle Association (NRA) put up a real billboard with a sign reading “F*CK YOUR KIDS.” rating: False (Fake)

Did NRA Display a Billboard Saying ‘F*** Your Kids’?

FALSE (International: Malaysia): Malaysian palace angered by corruption cases involving chief secretary, public service DG

AFP Fact Check rating: False

False statement from Malaysian palace shared in posts accusing government officials of graft

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