The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/11/2021

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. (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

FALSE Claim by Chuck Grassley (R): The Biden administration “ignores the negative environmental impact created by lithium mining.”

PolitiFact rating: False (budget plan includes $75 million to increase lithium supplies with less environmental impact through battery recycling.)

Mining lithium poses environmental risks. The Biden administration isn’t ignoring them

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Marjorie Taylor Greene said ‘people are dying who have never died before’

Lead Stories rating: False (She didn’t say that)

Fact Check: Marjorie Taylor Greene Did NOT Say ‘People Are Dying Who Have Never Died Before’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Sherri Tenpenny: The COVID-19 vaccines make people “magnetized. They can put a key on their forehead, it sticks. They can put spoons and forks all over them, and they can stick.”

PolitiFact rating: False (More pseudoscience from Tenpenny. Test it at home and get back to us with the results)

Sherri Tenpenny makes false COVID-19 vaccine magnetism claim to Ohio lawmakers

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: 40% of cops are domestic abusers

Lead Stories rating: Mostly False (only one study showed 40%, others ranged from 5% – 40%)

Fact Check: Studies Put The Rate Of Officer-Perpetrated Domestic Violence Between 5% and 40%

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Clarence McNeill: The use and possession of marijuana on U.S. college campuses “remains prohibited under federal law”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Federal law still prohibits marijuana use, including on college campuses

FALSE (International: Palestine): Official data shows there have been hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine deaths in Australia.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Meme misuses Australian data to falsely claim COVID-19 vaccine deaths

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