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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/03/2022

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 Sen. Gregg Schmedes (R) and Nick Freitas (R): Planned Parenthood clinics have been “closing down all over the country” since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

FactCheck.org rating: False (None have closed. Some have stopped performing abortions.)

Planned Parenthood Centers Remain Open Following the Ruling on Roe v. Wade

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Image: “Wove! @RepMTG (Marjorie Tayor Greene) is a serious radical, communist.. she’s everything she calls the democrats.. such a hypocrite,”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False (digitally altered)

Fact Check-Marjorie Taylor Green’s face superimposed on photo of woman with Soviet Union t-shirt

FALSE Claim by Lauren Boebert (R): The Founding Fathers of the United States intended that “the church is supposed to direct the government.”

Politifact rating: False (The First Amendment reads, in part, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Known as the establishment clause, scholars generally agree it points to the founders’ desire to avoid the establishment of a national church.)

Lauren Boebert wrong on Founding Fathers’ intent, experts say

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim via Social Media: Cassidy Hutchinson “Went On Record” About Plans to Work for Trump.

Newsweek rating: False (There is no evidence that Hutchinson publicly stated she would be working at Mar-a-Lago after the U.S. Capitol riots on January 6, 2021.)

Fact Check: Is Cassidy Hutchinson ‘On Record’ About Trump Job After Jan 6?

TRUE Claim by Various and Social Media: Amy Coney Barrett’s Father Worked for Shell.

Newsweek rating: True

Fact check: Was Amy Coney Barrett’s father an attorney for Shell Oil?

FALSE (International: Pakistan): Claim by Viral Image: claims former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has passed away.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Still Kickin’)

FACT CHECK: No, Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Has Not Died

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