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’

BLATANT
LIE
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

BLATANT
LIE
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?

BLATANT
LIE
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.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

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

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