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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/21/2021

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

TRUE Claim by Mandela Barnes (D): “It’s been over 50 years since minimum (wage) and inflation parted ways, then over a decade since the federal minimum went up at all.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, it’s been decades since the minimum wage kept up with inflation, and years since it increased

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Oil and Gas executives are planning to have to replace all vaccinated staff within three years.

Lead Stories rating: False (no evidence)

Fact Check: NO Evidence Gas & Oil Company HR Execs Say Firms Are Planning To Have Their Vaccinated Staff Replaced Within Next 3 Years

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by John Barrasso (R): “Joe Biden will never veto a bill. He’ll go down in history as a president who has never vetoed a bill, cause he will sign whatever Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi put on his desk. … They’re running the show.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Lacks Context as a unified government result in very few vetoes.)

Presidential Vetoes Rare in Unified Government

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media: Videos show a satanic ritual taking place near G7 in England

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: G-7 demonstration was climate protest, not satanic ritual

FALSE Claim by Conservative Podcaster Liz Wheeler: The NIH funded research to “weaponize” bat coronaviruses to attack humans.

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

What is known about the claims that the Wuhan Institute of Virology conducted research to bioengineer bat coronaviruses?

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin on Iran Satellite Deal: “It’s just fake news. At the very least, I don’t know anything about this kind of thing. Those who are speaking about it probably know more about it. It’s just nonsense, garbage.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Putin’s Convenient Memory Lapse on Iran Satellite Deal

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