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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
Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC
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|Claim by Kamala Harris (D): “Some states have “tried to ban teaching Latino and Hispanic history.”
Politifact rating: Mostly False (A 2010 Arizona law banned ethnic studies from being taught at public schools, but a federal court overturned it in 2017. The Texas State Board of Education in 2016 rejected a Mexican American studies textbook because it contained errors and racist content. )
|Claim via Social Media: Kelsey Morand’s Family Said She Died ‘Shortly After Getting The Vaccine’
Lead Stories rating: False (Publicly available reliable sources do not mention any vaccination records and do not describe vaccination as a contributing factor in the girl’s death. The family said that the cause of death was a seizure followed by a brain injury.
|Claim by Dinesh D’Souza: Charges against Trump include potential for death penalty.
USA Today rating: False (Dinesh is making it up.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social media: 83 senators voted to give NATO the power to send Americans to war
USA Today rating: False (The amendment rejected in the Senate would only have reaffirmed something that has always been the case: In the U.S., only Congress, and not NATO, has the power to declare war.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: claims Mitt Romney has purportedly threatened to leave the Republican Party and join the Democrats
Check Your Fact rating: False (Romney’s 2023 Federal Election Commission (FEC) Statement of Candidacy form, filed on Apr. 11, lists his party as Republican. The Utah Republican Senator’s spokesperson denied the claim’s validity.)
|FALSE||(International: China): The Chinese Navy destroyed a United States Coast Guard Cutter vessel in the South China Sea, according to a Reuters report.
Rappler rating: False
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