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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/27/2022

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 Kevin McCarthy (R): “American oil is … more affordable” than foreign oil.

Politifact rating: False (American refineries pay more for domestic oil than imported oil; on average over the past 10 years, about 5% more. Saudi Arabia and other Middle East nations have the lowest production costs of any region.)

Kevin McCarthy said domestic oil is more affordable than imported oil. It costs more

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by newspunch.com: Biden’s IRS Starts Buying Up Ammunitions as Biden Vows to Disarm Ordinary Citizens

Lead Stories rating: False (Before Biden)

Fact Check: IRS Has NOT Just Begun Buying Ammunition — Its Criminal Investigation Unit Has Always Done So

NewsPunch Rating

TRUE Claim by Tony Evers (D): “Wisconsin’s archaic abortion ban is older than 20 states.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, Wisconsin’s abortion law is older than 20 US states

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: Fox News published an article about ‘they/them summer’

Check Your Fact rating: False (This screenshot is fabricated. A spokesperson for Fox News confirmed that the outlet never published such an article.)

FACT CHECK: Did Fox News Publish This Article About ‘They/Them Summer?’

TRUE Claim by Levar Stoney (D): “In Virginia, Black people are eight times (8X) more likely than white people to die of gun homicide.”

Politifact rating: True (The firearm homicide rate for Black people was 8.4 times higher than the rate for white people.)

In Virginia, Blacks eight times more likely than whites to be gun homicide victims

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Daily Mirror: One in 10 children have started self-harming.

Full Fact rating: Incorrect (This comes from the same survey which was of parents, not children, so we don’t know how many children it described. In this survey, the proportion of all parents who reported their children had started self-harming was more like 3%.)

Child self-harm numbers in the Guardian, Mirror and Independent don’t reflect survey’s actual findings – Full Fact

Daily Mirror Rating

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