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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/22/2021

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

FALSE Claim by DJHJ Media: The 2020 election results in Pennsylvania “show a statistically impossible pattern” and votes were manufactured for Joe Biden.

Politifact rating: False (No Evidence)

No evidence that 2020 vote results in Pa., where Trump lost, were ‘impossible’

DJHJ Media Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: An image shows President Joe Biden sleeping at G-7 summit

USA Today rating: False (Altered)

Fact check: Image claiming to show Joe Biden sleeping at G-7 Summit is altered

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): January 6 rioters killed police officer, Brian Sicknick

The Dispatch Rating: Mostly False (Medical examiners said Brian Sicknick did not sustain any injuries and that he died from two strokes; however the examiner did say post-traumatic stress could have contributed, but no evidence.)

Fact Checking Joe Biden’s Comment on the Death of Brian Sicknick

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: QAnon supporters are buying fabricated tickets for Donald Trump’s second inauguration

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: No QAnon-linked fake tickets to second Trump inauguration

FALSE Claim via YouTube videos: The COVID-19 vaccines’ “spike protein is very dangerous, it’s cytotoxic.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No sign that the COVID-19 vaccines’ spike protein is toxic or ‘cytotoxic’

FALSE (International: Australia): ABC journalist Laura Tingle said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s staff were “hiring lawyers to protect themselves from him”.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Veteran journalist verballed in quote about PM staff ‘lawyering up’

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