The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/15/2021

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 JB Pritzker (D): Illinois Republican lawmakers “have argued that they want an independent [redistricting] commission, but they didn’t do anything about it.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Republicans filed and promoted legislation this session aimed at creating an independent redistricting commission)
MBFC rating: False (They clearly did try to do something and we disagree with the Mostly False rating)


Did GOP lawmakers push for independent map commission?

Claim by The Sun: A probable new link has been found between the Pfizer jab and the heart condition myocarditis.

Full Fact rating: Mostly True (Researchers reporting to the health ministry in Israel have found a possible link between mild myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) in young men and getting the second dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.)

Possible link between Pfizer second dose and mild heart inflammation in young men – Full Fact

The Sun Rating

FALSE Claim by Shannon Kroner: “920 Women Lose Their Unborn Babies After Getting Vaccinated”

Health Feedback rating: False (Vaccines do not show an increased risk for miscarriage)

COVID-19 vaccines don’t show an increased risk of miscarriage or other safety concerns for pregnant people or their babies

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Brood X cicadas are infected with a sexually transmitted fungus

USA Today rating: True

Fact check: Brood X cicadas infected with sexually transmitted fungus

Claim via Social Media: There Is A Child Sex Trafficking Facility In Tucson, Arizona

Lead Stories rating: False (Migrant Center)

Fact Check: There Is NOT A Child Sex Trafficking Facility In Tucson, Arizona

(International: China): Claim by China Global Television Network: “Expert: Zero evidence that virus came out of a lab in China.” rating: Mostly False (there is considerable circumstantial evidence; however, at this point no physical evidence)

‘Zero Evidence’ for Novel Coronavirus Lab Leak? Not so Fast.

China Global Television Network Rating

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