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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/14/2022

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

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A new, potentially harmful, chemical found in the atmosphere is linked to ‘chemtrails’.

Full Fact rating: False (There is no evidence that the chemicals called hydrotrioxides found in the atmosphere have anything to do with the chemtrails conspiracy theory.)

No evidence ‘chemtrails’ are responsible for new chemical found in atmosphere – Full Fact

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LIE
Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows the Guadalupe River in Texas crowded with people in floats.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The picture was captured several years ago in Finland, not in Texas recently.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Picture Show Hundreds Of People Floating Down The Guadalupe River In Texas?

FALSE Claim by Barbara Gaskins (D): “The N.C. GOP came out in support of Sen. [Rick] Scott’s extremist policy to ‘Rescue America.’”

Politifact rating: False (There’s no evidence the NC GOP endorsed his plan, and its chairman says they don’t plan to.

NC Democrat falsely says state GOP supports controversial Scott plan

FALSE Claim by Viral Image: claims a recent volcanic eruption at Mount Etna emitted 10,000 times more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere than mankind has in its entire history on Earth.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence to support such a statement. Volcanologists agreed the claim is false.)

FACT CHECK: Did A Recent Volcanic Eruption Emit More CO2 Than Mankind Has Ever Produced?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: 84 Members Of Congress Were Arrested For Drunk Driving.

Lead Stories rating: False (Didn’t Happen)

Fact Check: 84 Members Of Congress Were NOT Arrested For Drunk Driving Throughout 2018

FALSE (International: India): Post claims Muslim men open fire in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh during recent protests.

boomlive.in rating: False

Old Clip Of People Brandishing Guns Falsely Linked To Recent Kanpur Violence

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