The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/08/2022

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

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FALSE Claim via Social Media: There have been “no school shootings in Israel” because students carry weapons to class. rating: False (Students do not carry weapons.)

Students in Israel Don’t Carry Guns to Class, Contrary to Social Media Posts

Claim by Viral Post: claims actress Amber Heard was arrested by state police for perjury and possession of cocaine.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence Heard has been arrested or charged with any crime. The claim stems from a satirical website.)

FACT CHECK: Has Amber Heard Been Arrested For Perjury And Cocaine Possession?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Biden gave Americans “the cheapest gas prices on Earth.”

Politifact rating: False (While the price of gas in the U.S. is lower than in some other countries, it’s not the cheapest in the world. Biden has little to do with gas prices. Oil is part of a global market that is impacted by a slew of factors — like pandemics, inflation and war  — that are largely outside of the president’s control.)

No, Biden didn’t give Americans the ‘cheapest’ gas prices on Earth.

Claim by FDA had Data Showing 82% – 97% of Pregnant Women Injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Lost Their Babies Before Approving the Shots

Lead Stories rating: False (No Added Risk)

Fact Check: Pfizer Vaccine Data Given To FDA Does NOT Show Up To 97% Of Vaccinated Pregnant Women Lost Their Babies

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Claim by the National Republican Senatorial Committee: Cheri Beasley tossed the conviction of a man seeking sex with a boy online and “set free” a child porn offender.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The tossed conviction claim refers to a case handed down after the defendant already served his prison term, while the “set free” claim ignores that the defendant remained in prison for two years after the court’s ruling.)

NRSC exaggerates effect of Beasley rulings in sex offense cases

(International: Thailand): Thailand reported 9 cases of monkeypox.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Social media posts share false claim about monkeypox cases in Thailand

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