The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/10/2022

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 by Joe Biden (D): Gun manufacturers are “the only industry in the country” that have immunity from lawsuits.

PolitiFact rating: False (The gun industry is not entirely exempt from being sued and is susceptible to some lawsuits. There are a number of federal laws that restrict liability for a variety of other business sectors.)

Biden wrong on claim about gun manufacturers and liability protections

Claim by Viral Image: claims Kyle Rittenhouse settled a lawsuit with the talk show “The View” for $22 million.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Nope)

FACT CHECK: Has Kyle Rittenhouse Settled With ‘The View’ For $22 Million?

Claim by Bobby Scott (D): “Public schools are now as segregated by race and class as they were in the 1960s.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Through much of the 1960s, when Jim Crow laws were alive in the South, schools were more segregated than today. That changed in 1968 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that local integration plans must meaningfully lower segregation. In 1968, 77% of Black students across the nation attended majority non-white schools. That sank to 63% in the 1980s but rose to 81% in 2018.

Are public schools as segregated today as in 1960s?

Claim via Social Media: Murders make up only 17% of gun-related deaths in the United States.

Lead Stories rating: False (43% Murders)

Fact Check: Murders Are NOT Only 17% Of Gun-Related Deaths In US; The Number Is More Than Double That

Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows a tweet from Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in which he claims to have evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are “harming and killing people.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (Fake Tweet)

FACT CHECK: Did Rand Paul Tweet He Had Evidence COVID-19 Vaccines Kill People?

(International: Ukraine): Claim via Viral Video Clip: Video shows air combat between Ukraine and Russia

AFP Fact Check rating: False (From Video game)

Video game clip shared as genuine footage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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