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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/18/2022

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

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Zach Wahls (D): “There are fewer Iowans working today than when Gov. Reynolds took office.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Slightly fewer Iowans have jobs now than did when Reynolds became governor, and fewer nonfarm jobs exist in the state, as well, data show.)

Iowa’s jobs numbers for now but will be recalculated

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Photo: claims to show a Casey’s gas station in Omaha, Nebraska advertising premium gas for $9.99 a gallon.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no record of Casey’s selling premium gas for this price. Representatives for Casey’s and the Nebraska Ethanol Board confirmed the claim is false.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show A Gas Station In Omaha, Nebraska Selling Gas For $9.99 A Gallon?

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Nikki Haley (R): Americans aren’t required to show IDs to vote.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (There are 35 states that require or request some form of ID to cast a ballot. These laws applied to about 6 in 10 voters in 2020.)

Rules vary, but 35 states require some form of ID to vote

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Government Program Erasing Debts Over $10,000 For Americans.

Lead Stories rating: False (Clickbait Ad)

Fact Check: There Is NO Government Program Erasing Debts Over $10,000 For Americans

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): From a statement alleging “cheating” in the 2020 election: “Jocelyn Benson, the Michigan Secretary of State … insisted that the Antrim County Clerk simply made a mistake, and this was not a cause to look closer at every county in Michigan.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Hand Recount Verified Results)

Trump Ignored Aides, Repeated False Fraud Claims

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Russian Embassy in the U.K.: “The city was under Ukrainian yoke for eight years. On May 20, 2022, the last of Azov’s militants have surrendered. Mariupol was finally liberated from the Ukrainian nationalists.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Russia’s Whitewash of the Death and Devastation in Mariupol

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