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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/25/2022

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 by Viral Image: purportedly shows a gas station on Jan. 6, 2021 advertising regular unleaded gas for $1.73 a gallon.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The image is from 2016, not January 2021. The national average was above $2 a gallon in January 2021, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show How Cheap Gas Prices Were On Jan. 6, 2021?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Monica Crowley: Soviet and Chinese communists have “grabbed control” of U.S. entertainment, movies, television, music, academia, K-12 education and the news media.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The real-life examples of communist influence in the U.S. are scattered and decades-old. In each of these sectors, active efforts by anti-communists purged those sympathetic to communism.)

The Pants on Fire claim that communists have controlled US institutions for decades

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Chemicals Have Been ‘Covertly Added’ To Food Supply To Lower Testosterone.

Lead Stories rating: False (Food Supply OK)

Fact Check: NO Evidence That Chemicals Have Been ‘Covertly Added’ To Food Supply To Lower Testosterone

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert wearing a “$45” hat and posing with Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The photo is digitally altered. A spokesperson for Boebert confirmed the image is false.)

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Of Lauren Boebert And Ted Cruz Is Altered

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Bill Gates has prepared billions of monkeypox vaccines.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Crackpots being crackpots)

Malaysian social media users falsely claim ‘Bill Gates has prepared billions of monkeypox vaccines’

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Maria Zakharova: “They are mercenaries and not prisoners of war.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Russia’s Planned POW Executions Defy Rules of War

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