The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/17/2022

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 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D): “40% of Uvalde’s city budget goes to police.” rating: False (It is 17% of the city’s total operating expenditures.)

Examining Uvalde’s Police Spending

Claim via Social Media: DUI charges against Nancy Pelosi’s husband dropped.

Lead Stories rating: False (Case Ongoing)

Fact Check: DUI Charges Against Paul Pelosi NOT Dropped As Of June 13, 2022

UNPROVEN Claim by Epoch Times: “New Peer-Reviewed Study: COVID-19 Vaccines Increase Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Young People by 25 Percent.” rating: Misleading (Disputed study)

Posts Distort Questionable Study on COVID-19 Vaccination and EMS Calls

Epoch Times Rating

Claim via Social Media: The impeachment of Joe Biden “in progress;” Ted Cruz and GOP lawmakers file a lawsuit.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Impeachment)

Fact Check: Biden Impeachment NOT ‘In Progress’; Ted Cruz, GOP Lawmakers Did NOT File New Lawsuit

Claim by Young America’s Foundation: A doctor at the Mayo Clinic is misdiagnosing pregnancies of Trump supporters so they have abortions.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (The false claim about a doctor at the Mayo Clinic has been circulating since 2018. It was initially tweeted by “a troll with no relationship to Mayo Clinic,” according to the clinic’s statement in 2018.)

Hoax claim about Mayo Clinic, Trump supporters and ectopic pregnancy is still false

Young America’s Foundation Rating

FALSE (International: China): Claim by Wang Wenbin: “It is a false claim when certain countries call the Taiwan Strait ‘international waters’ in order to find a pretext for manipulating issues related to Taiwan and threatening China’s sovereignty and security.” rating: False

Backroom China Claims Muddy the Waters of Taiwan Strait

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