The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/28/2023 (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 via Social Media: “50 U.S. politicians who received satellite phones were taken to an undisclosed government bunker facility to ensure a Continuation of Government.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Satellite phones were issued to at least 50 U.S. senators, but the lawmakers did not enter hiding. The phones are a security measure to be used in an emergency.)

No, 50 politicians weren’t taken to a bunker

FALSE Claim by Clash Daily: “the mRNA jab didn’t actually save any lives”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The claim is based on a study by Benn et al., which contains several limitations such as a comparison between separate clinical trials without accounting for differences between them, and a lack of statistical power that made its main results inconclusive.)

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines saved lives by reducing risks of infection and severe COVID-19

Clash Daily Rating

Claim via Social Media: A new autopsy report for George Floyd has been released in 2023, revealing he died from a drug overdose, not from the actions of arresting Minneapolis police officers.

AP News rating: False (Still not true)

George Floyd’s autopsy report is not new, does not say he died of an overdose

FALSE (International: China): Claim by Global Times: “To claim China [is] engaging in the so-called ‘economic coercion’ is no more than lodging trumped-up charges, and the accusation is totally untenable.” rating: False

Economic Coercion is a Key Part of China’s Foreign Policy Toolkit

Global Times Rating

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