The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/21/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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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FALSE Claim via Social Media: Has Fox News fired Laura Ingraham?

Newsweek rating: False (The claims about Ingraham appear to have been prompted by rumors of scheduling changes at the station, which the network has not confirmed.)

Fact Check: Has Fox News fired Laura Ingraham?

TRUE Claim by Tim Scott (R): “For African American families in particular, the homeownership rate remains relatively unchanged since 1968, the year the Fair Housing Act was signed into law.”

PolitiFact rating: True (In 1970, two years after the Fair Housing Act was signed into law, the census found that 42% of Black households owned their own homes. In 2022, that number was 44%.)

Sen. Tim Scott said Black homeownership has been static since 1968 housing law. He’s right.

Claim by New York Post: Homeless veterans were kicked out of NY hotels to house migrants.

WGRZ rating: False (Homeless veterans weren’t kicked out of NY hotels to house migrants.)

Veterans not kicked out of New York Hotels for migrants

New York Post Rating

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Sergey Lavrov: “[M]any people in the current German administration have inherited Nazi genes. It is a fact.” rating: False

Russia’s Lavrov Embraces Nazi Eugenics, Claiming German Leaders’ Actions Dictated by Their ‘Nazi Genes’

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