The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 6/29/2021

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 via Social Media: A flag expressing support for police officers violates the U.S. Flag Code

Politifact rating: False

No, the black and white flag for police solidarity does not violate flag code

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Wild parsnips can cause skin blisters, dangerous to humans

USA Today rating: True (I guess I will avoid wild Parsnip)

Fact check: Contact with wild parsnip harmful to humans and animals

FALSE Claim by Viral Post: Joe Biden called for a $2 trillion study into inflation rates.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Propose A $2 Trillion Bill To Study The Cause Of Rising Inflation Rates?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Rodney Davis (R): “Prairie State power plant is the cleanest coal-fired power plant in the nation.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

No, southern Illinois’ Prairie State is not the nation’s ‘cleanest’ coal plant

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “The unvaccinated have escaped every single strain or ‘variant’” of SARS-CoV-2.

PolitiFact rating: False

Unvaccinated people haven’t ‘escaped’ COVID-19 variants

FALSE (International: Nigeria): There are nearly 40 million Twitter users in Nigeria

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

Forty million Twitter users in Nigeria? How pollster’s flawed figure became fact

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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