The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 05/31/2023

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: Video shows U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn receiving an “ovation” after confronting U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

PolitiFact rating: False (It does not show that.)

We heard no clapping; there’s no ovation in mashup of ex-Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s House speeches

Claim by The People’s Voice: Former U.S. President Barack Obama said, “We need full-blown gov’t censorship to eradicate independent media.” rating: False (They made it up.)

Did Obama Say, ‘We Need Full-Blown Gov’t Censorship To Eradicate Independent Media’?

The People’s Voice Rating

Claim via Social Media: “Putin JUST SHUTDOWN All Oil To The US, Collapsing The US Economy!”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (This isn’t accurate. The U.S. banned all imports of Russian oil, natural gas and coal in March 2022 after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.)

Putin didn’t ‘shut down’ all Russian oil to the U.S. It’s already banned.

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Does Gov. Joe Lombardo’s biggest donor own land next to a proposed A’s baseball stadium?

Gigafact rating: No (The donor owns land close, but not next to it.)

Fact Brief : Does Gov. Joe Lombardo’s biggest donor own land next to a proposed A’s baseball stadium?

Claim via Social Media: The World Health Organization admitted that COVID-19 vaccines can lead to multiple sclerosis.

AP News rating: False (No, they did not)

Posts misrepresent research on multiple sclerosis and COVID-19 vaccines found in WHO database

FALSE (International: India): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that we should throw out the Hindus and ‘Hindutavaadis’ once again.

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check: Did Rahul Gandhi Ask People To Throw Out ‘Hindus and Hindutvavadis’?

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