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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/07/2022

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. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. When appropriate, we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (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

Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows a tweet from BBC News reporting that Saudi Arabia has announced its intention to hold “International Straight Pride Month” in June 2022.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Digital fabrication)

FACT CHECK: Did BBC Publish This Tweet Claiming Saudi Arabia Announced Its Intention To Hold A ‘Straight Pride Month’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by vancouvertimes.org: Paul Pelosi charged with possession of child porn.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Such Charge)

Fact Check: Paul Pelosi Was NOT Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

Vancouver Times Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by newspunch.com: NIH Study Finds Long COVID Isn’t Real.

Lead Stories rating: False (Yes, It’s Real)

Fact Check: National Institutes Of Health Study Does NOT Find Long COVID Isn’t Real

NewsPunch Rating

FALSE Claim by Andy Biggs (R): The U.S. Justice Department “conservatively estimated that guns are used 1.5 million times per year to save lives.”

Politifact rating: False (A 1997 Justice Department report estimated that people used guns to protect themselves or their property 1.5 million times a year. The report was silent on whether those incidents saved any lives.)

No, government data does not say that defensive gun use saves lives

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Young and fit women under 40 are increasingly dying of a sudden killer disease Blood clots

Lead Stories rating: False (No Connection)

Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccines Are NOT Causing ‘Young And Fit Women Under 40’ To Die From Blood Clots

BLATANT
LIE
(International: India): An image shows a temple in Chittor getting converted into a mosque.

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check: Photo Shows Sringar Chauri Temple in Chittor and Not a Mosque

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