The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/21/2022

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: When the Second Amendment was passed in 1791, a well-regulated militia was restricted to 1 musket, 2 spare flints and 24 bullets.

Lead Stories rating: False (That was the minimum)

Fact Check: Well-Regulated Militia Was NOT Restricted To 1 Musket, 2 Spare Flints, 24 Bullets — That Was The Minimum For ‘Citizen’

Claim by Viral image: A Big Boy restaurant sign said Donald Trump “was right” when he “predicted if Biden was elected, you’d see $5, $6 and $7 gas.”

PolitiFact rating: False (digitally altered)

Image of anti-Biden restaurant sign about gas prices was digitally altered

Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wearing an anti-Trump shirt.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The image is digitally altered. The original image does not show Johnson wearing a shirt with any political messaging.)

FACT CHECK: Did Dwayne Johnson Wear A ‘Keep America Trumpless’ Shirt?

Claim by The Gateway Pundit: The Pentagon “finally comes clean” and “admits…that there are 46 U.S. military-funded biolabs in Ukraine”

PolitiFact rating: False (The government fact sheet specifically states that Ukraine “has no nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons programs.”)

The Pentagon didn’t ‘admit’ that there are 46 US-funded biolabs in Ukraine

Gateway Pundit Rating

FALSE Claim by Social media users, Steve Kirsch: Ramsay Hunt syndrome that caused Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis is linked to the COVID-19 vaccine

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Bieber has Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a condition caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus in people who had chickenpox in the past, not by the COVID-19 vaccine as some claimed.)

Justin Bieber’s facial paralysis is caused by a viral infection; no evidence that COVID-19 vaccine played a role

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vasily Nebenzya: “You, the Western colleagues, won’t manage to exploit the topic of the alleged cases of sexual violence in Ukraine involving Russian servicemen. Fakes and lies are all that you have.” rating: False

Accounts of Rape by Russian Troops in Ukraine Are Not ‘Fakes and Lies’

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