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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/28/2022

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 Rob Astorino (R): “We’ve got a parole board right now that has released 20 cop killers in the last two years under Hochul.”

Politifact rating: False (Since Hochul became governor, five people convicted of killing police officers have been released on parole, according to a list maintained by a police union.) 

GOP challenger overstates parole board’s record under Hochul

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by OccupyDemocrats: Ron DeSantis is Losing to Democrat Charlie Crist.

Newsweek rating: Mostly False (While two recent polls have indeed shown a narrow lead for DeSantis’s opponent Charlie Crist, it falls within the margin of error, while the reliability and scope of the polls also come into question.)

Fact Check: Do polls show Ron DeSantis losing to Democrat Charlie Crist?

Occupy Democrats Rating

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Joe Biden (D): The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade “made the United States an outlier among developed nations in the world” on abortion rights.

Politifact rating: Mostly True (The reversal of Roe v. Wade eliminated the national right to abortion access in the U.S., leaving it to states to regulate. That makes the U.S. an outlier among other developed nations, which have laws or court rulings that provide for national access to abortion.)

Roe reversal, ending national access to abortion, makes US an outlier among developed nations

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “Hailey Bieber had a blood clot in her brain. Justin Bieber now has Ramsey Hunt Syndrome.” Claims both conditions “have been linked” to COVID-19 vaccination.

FactCheck.org rating: False 

Social Media Swirls With Unsupported Claims About Cause of Justin and Hailey Bieber’s Medical Conditions

FALSE Claim by Epoch Times, Gateway Pundit, Oath Keepers: It’s coming to light (J6) that the Rotunda doors at the US capitol which weigh 20,000 pounds each had to be opened from the inside. That means someone put in the code and opened the doors from the inside.

The Dispatch rating: False (No evidence exists to support the claim that an electronic mechanism locks the doors from the inside or that it was opened from the inside.)

Fact Check: Did an ‘Inside Man’ Open Capitol Doors for Rioters on January 6?

Epoch Times Rating, Gateway Pundit Rating, Oath Keepers Rating

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by GB News: The first asylum seeker flight from the UK to Rwanda was stopped by an EU court.

Full Fact rating: False (A European Court of Human Rights ruling stopped the flight. It is a totally separate institution from the EU.)

Decision to stop Rwanda flight nothing to do with EU – Full Fact

GB News Rating

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