The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/12/2022

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: 58% of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System did happen within three days of vaccination and 78.3% within seven days.

Lead Stories rating: False (These vaccinations don’t include the COVID-19 shot, which is only approved for those 5 and above.)

Fact Check: 58% Of SIDS Cases Reported To VAERS Do NOT Happen Within 3 Days Of Vaccination, Nor 78% Within 7 Days

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: A BP oil executive named Brice Cromwell blamed the Biden administration for high gas prices.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (The BP oil executive Facebook users attribute the post to doesn’t exist — the company confirmed there is no staff member by the name of Brice Cromwell. Gas prices have little to do with the president, no matter who’s in office.)

BP oil executive mentioned in viral Facebook posts doesn’t exist

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by The Daily Sceptic: ”Global warming started to run out of steam over two decades ago… Half of the apparent global temperature increase from January 1910 to January 2000 is due to administrative adjustments.”

Climate Feedback rating: Incorrect (Continuous warming of the Earth’s surface and oceans has been measured since the 1960s by multiple independent and peer-reviewed datasets. All of the available evidence indicates that global warming has not stopped, with 2016 and 2020 being the warmest years on record. Ocean heat content data also indicate an increase from 1998 to 2012.)

Warming of Earth’s surface and oceans continues apace, contrary to claims in blog

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Jimmy Dore: Fact Check: Did Biden Admit Ukraine Will Have to Cede Territory to Russia?

Newsweek rating: Mostly False (The misleading claim is based on a grain of truth, which comes from Biden’s statement expressing his belief that a “negotiated settlement” is likely at some point. But he does not mention giving up any land, nor does he steer away from the administration’s existing stance of leaving questions of Ukraine’s territorial integrity in the hands of Ukrainians.)

Fact Check: Did Biden Admit Ukraine Will Have to Cede Territory to Russia?

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): The film “2000 Mules” is “determinative, definitive, whatever word you want to use,” of voter fraud in the 2020 election.

FactCheck.org rating: False (Unsupported)

Evidence Gaps in ‘2000 Mules’

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Sergey Lavrov: “[T]he current situation with Ukraine grain has nothing to do with the food crisis.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Russia is Wrong. The War on Ukraine Threatens a Food Crisis

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