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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/26/2021

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 via Social Media: Says Dr. Anthony Fauci in an email “advises a family member to use (hydroxychloroquine) and antibiotic therapy, the same evening in which in a press conference he attacked (President Donald Trump) on the usefulness of (hydroxychloroquine) to fight the virus.”

Politifact rating: False

Anthony Fauci did not privately back hydroxychloroquine to family while questioning it publicly

FALSE Claim by TrialSite News: “the ovaries get the highest concentration of [lipid nanoparticles from RNA vaccines]. This turns the ovaries into a very large manufacturing plant to turn out toxic spike protein”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

COVID-19 vaccines don’t affect ovaries or fertility in general; the vaccines are highly effective at preventing illness and death

FALSE Claim by the National Republican Senatorial Committee: Sen. Raphael Warnock “voted for welfare for politicians plan. Up to $25 million of government money for Warnock’s own political campaign.”

Politifact rating: False

Republicans mislead in welfare attack on Raphael Warnock

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral image: the image shows a Texas wind turbine that partially melted because of the heat

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did The Heat Melt This Wind Turbine In Texas?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim: Megan Rapinoe stomped on the American flag and is now Subway’s spokesperson

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Megan Rapinoe didn’t stomp flag, isn’t Subway spokesperson

FALSE (International: Philippines): Manila traffic has improved as a result President Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” initiative.

Rappler rating: False

MISSING CONTEXT: Duterte’s infrastructure spending solved Manila traffic

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