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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 5/7/2021

Each day 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. (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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Chris Christie (R): “Joe Biden is proposing that any family who tries to pass a business or a farm down to their son or daughter or grandson or granddaughter are going to pay a huge new tax.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (increased taxation would hit only a small number of very wealthy families.)

Chris Christie exaggerates about Joe Biden capital-gains tax proposal

FALSE Claim by Washington Times article: Analysis of “There is no climate emergency”

Climate Feedback rating: Very Low Scientific Credibility

CO2 coalition sponsored article in The Washington Times presents list of false and misleading statements about the impacts of CO2 and climate change

Washington Times Rating

FALSE Claim by Conservative Brief: “Joe Suffers Brain Fart! Biden Visits Elementary School, Asks The Children If They’re High Schoolers (VIDEO).”

PolitiFact rating: False

Biden didn’t mistake elementary students for high schoolers. He was joking

Conservative Brief Rating

FALSE Claim by Viral Statement: Claims Ron DeSantis said he’s “sick of people saying cops need more training.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: ‘I’m Sick Of People Saying Cops Need More Training’ – Did Ron DeSantis Make This Statement?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Image shows Rudy Giuliani’s neighbors watching FBI raid

USA TODAY rating: False

Fact check: Image doesn’t show Giuliani’s neighbors during FBI raid

FALSE (International: Philippines) The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are on red alert due to tensions with China, and the United States, France, Japan, and Australia have sent military aircraft to Clark, Pampanga to support the Philippines in the event of war.

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: Philippine armed forces on red alert due to tensions with China

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