The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/20/2022

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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Claim by Viral image: Image shows Paul Pelosi, bruised, in a booking mugshot.

PolitiFact rating: False (fake)

Fake mugshot showing badly bruised Paul Pelosi circulates online

FALSE Claim by Viral Image: claims Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Republican Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, is not registered to vote in the state.

Check Your Fact rating: False (While it appears Oz is registered to vote in New Jersey, he is also registered in Pennsylvania and voted in the May primary, according to news reports and his campaign. It is not illegal to be registered to vote in multiple states.)

FACT CHECK: Is Dr. Oz Not Registered To Vote In Pennsylvania?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: The U.S. inflation rate hit an all-time high in 2022.

Lead Stories rating: False (Bad, Not Worst)

Fact Check: 2022 NOT A Record Year For Inflation In US – It’s Been Higher A Dozen Other Times

Claim by Joe Biden (D): Is Joe Biden’s ‘Putin Price Hike’ Inflation Claim Accurate?

Newsweek rating: Mostly False (The war in Ukraine has amplified problems, However, it can hardly be called the trigger to the inflationary pressures that began arising months before the conflict.)

Fact Check: Is Joe Biden’s ‘Putin Price Hike’ Inflation Claim Accurate?

Joe Biden Rating

Claim by Democratic Party of Wisconsin: Republican politicians are pushing a plan “that could raise taxes on almost one in three Wisconsinites and sunset Social Security and Medicare in five years.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (There is a mixed bag among Republicans when it comes to U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s 11-point Rescue America plan – some openly support it, others demure on saying whether they back it. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has flatly said neither part of the Democrats’ claim will be on the GOP agenda.)

Democrats still exaggerating GOP backing of Scott’s plan on Social Security, Medicare, taxes

FALSE (International: India): A newspaper clipping shows a youth killing himself after the government launched the Agnitpath Scheme in India.

The Quint rating: False

Old Incident of Youth’s Suicide in Haryana Falsely Linked to ‘Agnipath’ Scheme

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