The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/23/2023

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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Claim via Social Media: “U.S. military is now testing soldiers for AIDS, after DOD database reports 500% increase in HIV since the COVID vaccine rollout.”

PolitiFact rating: False (There is no association between COVID-19 vaccines and a person’s risk for HIV infection, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

No, COVID-19 vaccines didn’t cause 500% increase in HIV infections within US military

Claim by Naomi Wolf: A Pfizer document shows that the pharmaceutical company’s COVID-19 vaccine causes “devastating harm to the musculoskeletal system.”

Lead Stories rating: False (No Proven Link)

Fact Check: Pfizer Document Does NOT Show COVID-19 Vaccine Causes ‘Devastating Harm To The Musculoskeletal System’

Claim via Social Media: Video shows people collapsing because of COVID-19 vaccines.

PolitiFact rating: False (None of these incidents in which people on air experienced medical emergencies were linked to the COVID-19 vaccine. Two of the incidents predate the pandemic.)

These on-air medical emergencies were not caused by COVID-19 vaccines, as video suggests

FALSE Claim by Karine Jean-Pierre (D): President Joe Biden has visited the U.S.-Southern Border more than once

Check Your Fact rating: False (Biden visited the border for the first time since becoming president in January 2023.)

FACT CHECK: Has Joe Biden Visited The Border More Than Once?

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Is the murder of a Milwaukee US Postal Service worker part of a larger trend of increased armed robberies against postal workers nationwide?

Gigafact rating: Yes (Robberies of postal carriers totaled 496 in 2022, quadrupling over a decade, the Associated Press reported on May 8, 2023.)

Fact Brief : Is the murder of a Milwaukee US Postal Service worker part of a larger trend of increased armed robberies against postal workers nationwide?

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Labor MP Michelle Ananda-Rajah: Women aged over 55 are the largest group experiencing homelessness.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Men aged 25-34 are the largest group experiencing homelessness.)

Labor MP mistaken on homelessness figures

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