The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/15/2022

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 Julie Mayfield (D): “A quarter of the entire acreage in the country that is under hemp production is here in North Carolina.”

Politifact rating: False (North Carolina harvested 5.5% of the nation’s industrial hemp in 2021.)

No, North Carolina doesn’t grow 25% of the nation’s hemp

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: claims Forbes estimated former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s net worth as $27 million.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence Psaki’s net worth is $27 million. A spokesperson for Forbes denied the outlet has estimated her net worth.)

FACT CHECK: Did Forbes Estimate Jen Psaki’s Net Worth Is $27 Million?

FALSE Claim by Tucker Carlson: “Not a single person in the crowd on January 6 was found to be carrying a firearm. Not one.”

Politifact rating: False (Court documents, video evidence and news coverage show that several defendants present at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, had firearms — and dozens more wielded knives, bats and other real and makeshift weapons.)

Tucker Carlson is wrong. Firearms, other weapons were found at the Capitol on Jan. 6

Tucker Carlson Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Klaus Schwab Said He Has Politicians, Media, Experts, Scientists ‘All In Our Bags’

Lead Stories rating: False (Phony Quote)

Fact Check: Klaus Schwab Did NOT Say That He Has Politicians, Media, Experts, Scientists ‘All In Our Bags’

FALSE Claim by Sean Hannity: “Donald Trump authorized up to 20,000 National Guard troops to protect the Capitol” before Jan. 6, 2021, but was “rejected” by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

PolitiFact rating: False (There is no record of former President Donald Trump officially authorizing 20,000 National Guard troops for the U.S. Capitol ahead of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack. There is no evidence that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denied such an authorization, and experts said she doesn’t have the authority to do so in the first place.)

No evidence Pelosi ‘rejected’ Trump’s authorization for ‘20,000 National Guard’ before Jan. 6 attack

Sean Hannity Rating

FALSE (International: New Zealand): Rupert Murdoch has been banned from having a media platform in New Zealand.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (There has been no law or action to ban Murdoch or his companies in New Zealand.)

Murdoch media ban a tall tale from across the Tasman

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