The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/17/2023

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: “There is an unlimited amount of oil” on Earth. rating: False (Oil is a finite resource that takes millions of years to form, according to scientists, and it can’t be replenished at anywhere near the rate at which it is being used.)

Viral Video Makes False Claim About Global Oil Supply

Claim via social media: A photo shows President Joe Biden touching a child inappropriately below the waist.

AP News rating: False (Altered photo.)

Photo of Biden was altered to suggest he touched a child inappropriately

Claim via Social Media: Video shows Pfizer agreed to pay $2.3 billion in a health care fraud settlement involving COVID-19 vaccines.

Politifact rating: False (In 2009, Pfizer was fined $2.3 billion for fraudulent marketing of an anti-inflammatory drug called Bextra. The settlement came more than a decade before the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Pfizer’s $2.3 billion settlement was not related to COVID-19 vaccines

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Aluminum is the biggest contributing factor to Alzheimer’s and dementia.

USA Today rating: False (Research on the connection between aluminum and Alzheimer’s Disease has been inconclusive. Age is considered the greatest risk factor for both Alzheimer’s and dementia, though other controllable factors can also have an impact.)

Experts dispute attempt to link Alzheimer’s, aluminum | Fact check

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Many of these teachers are soldiers, ex-soldiers, ex-policeman.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (only 2%)

Trump said ‘many’ teachers are ex-soldiers. Data shows 2%

FALSE (International: India): A video shows Bollywood actor Askhay Kumar condemning the arrest of former Pakistan PM Imran Khan.

The Quint rating: False

Edited Clip Shared as Actor Akshay Kumar Condemning Imran Khan’s Arrest

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