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
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|FALSE||Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: Arizona Woman Pleads Guilty To Role In Ballot Trafficking Ring From 2020 Presidential Election
Lead Stories rating: False (Wrong Election-No evidence Fuentes committed a crime involving the November 2020 general election or was involved in a larger “ballot trafficking ring.”
Fact Check: Arizona Woman Did NOT Plead Guilty To Role In Supposed Ballot Trafficking Ring From 2020 Presidential Election
|Claim by Charles Schumer (D): “The leading cause of death among children is a firearm.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Among children between the ages of one and 18, and ages one and 19, this is true, based on several analyses of CDC data; however, There are significant causes of death unique to babies up to a year old, such as congenital abnormalities, which is why researchers typically don’t include infants when studying causes of death among children and adolescents.)
|Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows a Fox News tweet about new studies that show “68% of those who used ivermectin to treat or prevent Covid are suffering long-term bowel and urinary incontinence.”
Check Your Fact rating: False (The tweet is digitally fabricated. There are no studies about such a finding.)
FACT CHECK: Did Fox News Tweet About Studies That Link Ivermectin To Incontinence?
|FALSE||Claim by Tammy Baldwin (R): “Our Supreme Court has never taken away a constitutional right.”
Politifact rating: False (Legal scholars say that although such reversals are uncommon, a handful of examples do exist.)
Baldwin wrong that Supreme Court has never taken away a constitutional right
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Texas doesn’t have a hotline for suspected school shootings, but does have a hotline for reporting women entering Planned Parenthood
USA Today rating: False (911 is used for mass shootings. Texas doesn’t have a hotline for reporting women who enter Planned Parenthood.)
Fact check: No Texas hotline for reporting women at Planned Parenthood
|(International: Philippines): The minimum wage in the Philippines will be P820 starting July 1, 2022.
Rappler rating: False
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Is the above claim for today’s 06-06-22, fact check by Charles Schumer, mostly true or mostly false?