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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/23/2022

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

TRUE Claim via Social Media: The City of Miami did sponsor a gun buy-back program in support of Ukraine.

Lead Stories rating: True (Government-Run)

Fact Check: Miami DID Sponsor ‘Guns 4 Ukraine’ Gun Buyback Program

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: 95-item list of food-destroying incidents demonstrates that “you are duped if you think they aren’t planning a food shortage.”

Politifact rating: False (Experts in fire research and avian influenza said the list’s legitimate incidents do not demonstrate that there is an ongoing effort to create food shortages.)

This 95-item list doesn’t prove there are ongoing plans to create food shortages

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by vancouvertimes.org: Justin Bieber Said That COVID-19 Vax Ruined His Life.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not In Article)

Fact Check: Justin Bieber Did NOT Say That COVID-19 Vaccine Ruined His Life

Vancouver Times

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Amy Siskind: Trump-Backed ‘Election Deniers’ in Battleground GOP Primaries.

Newsweek rating: Mostly True (Jim Marchant and Kristina Karamo were both backed by Trump and have both repeated false election fraud claims. There is no Pennsylvania GOP primary for the Secretary of State position.)

Fact Check: Trump-Backed ‘Election Deniers’ in Battleground GOP Primaries

FALSE Claim by Gun Owners of America: “U.S. House of Reps. votes 226-194 to criminalize disassembling, cleaning, and re-assembling your gun without a firearm manufacturer’s license, including 8 Republicans!”

Politifact rating: False (Experts said that while the bill contains a vague definition of what “manufacturing” a gun constitutes, it would not include regulating gun owners for disassembling their guns to perform maintenance.)

A House proposal does not criminalize gun owners for performing maintenance on their guns

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Graham Hood: Airline passengers from Queensland have to put on their face masks once they cross into NSW airspace.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Masks are mandatory on domestic flights in all Australian states and territories.)

Pilot wildly off course with NSW airspace mask claim

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