The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/23/2023

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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FALSE Claim via Social media: Carbon is not harmful because all life on Earth is carbon-based

USA Today rating: False (too much carbon, especially in the form of carbon dioxide, can have negative effects on carbon-based organisms, such as plants, animals and humans.)

Viral video misrepresents the dangers of excess CO2 | Fact check

Claim via Social Media: purports President Joe Biden’s domestic policy adviser Neera Tanden published a tweet in support of Hitler in 2016

Check Your Fact rating: False (An advanced Twitter search does not generate any results for the purported remark. There is no evidence Tanden published the comment.)

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden’s Domestic Policy Adviser Tweet In Support Of Hitler In 2016?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Rise in cancer after water fluoridation was introduced shows fluoride causes cancer; “Fluoride amounts to public murder on a grand scale”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The claim is based on a comparison of cancer mortality rates in ten fluoridated cities with those of ten non-fluoridated cities in the U.S. However, the comparison failed to account for other factors that could influence cancer mortality, independent of fluoridation.)

Flawed comparison of cancer mortality between fluoridated and non-fluoridated U.S. cities doesn’t provide sufficient evidence that fluoride causes cancer

Claim by Children’s Health Defense: The measles vaccines being given to children “could” be “traditional measles shots, mRNA based measles shots, or C-19 shots”.

Africa Check rating: Incorrect (Scare tactics from the RFK Jr. pseudoscience website.)

Don’t fall for unfounded scare claims about measles vaccination in South Africa

Children’s Health Defense Rating

Claim by Mark Kaye: Former Attorney General Bill Barr “says Donald Trump is a spy.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Bill Barr did not say that.)

Claim is wrong: Donald Trump’s former attorney general did not call the former president a spy

FALSE (International: Australia): The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has lifted the ban on ivermectin after finally admitting it is safe and effective in treating COVID-19.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (While restrictions have been lifted, the TGA’s stance on its use for treating COVID is unchanged.)

No, ivermectin has not been ruled safe and effective against COVID

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