The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/22/2022

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: JFK Jr. Was Announcing Run For U.S. Senator Of New York Against Hillary Clinton Before His Death

Lead Stories rating: False (Sat Out Senate)

Fact Check: JFK Jr. Was NOT Preparing To Announce Run For US Senate Against Hillary Clinton Before His Death

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Ted Nugent: Three mass shootings were meant to distract from Hillary Clinton controversies.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Google searches show that the dates of the shootings don’t match up with the stories about Clinton.)

No, these mass shootings weren’t a plot to protect Hillary Clinton from negative news coverage

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Image: Tweet Claiming The Mayo Clinic Is Misdiagnosing Trump Supporters Is Real.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Account)

Fact Check: Tweet Claiming The Mayo Clinic Is Misdiagnosing Trump Supporters Is Fake

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Tom Fitton (Judicial Watch): One party Pelosi rump 1/6 operation, which has no minority party representatives, will misuse taxpayer resources to attack @FoxNews in its next January 6 kangaroo court hearing. First Amendment activity again under assault by one party “committee.”

The Dispatch rating: False (there are 2 Republicans on the Committee.)

Fact Checking Claims About the January 6 Committee’s Partisanship

Judicial Watch Rating

UNPROVEN Claim by fireboebert.com: Lauren Boebert had two abortions and was a paid escort.

Lead Stories rating: Unproven (There is no evidence to support these claims)

Fact Check: PAC News Release Does NOT Prove Lauren Boebert Had 2 Abortions, Was Unlicensed Paid Escort

Fireboebert.com Rating

UNPROVEN (International: South Africa): Vaping is proven to be the most effective way for smokers to quit when compared with other methods.

Africa Check rating: Unproven

Vaping 95% less harmful than smoking and the most effective way for smokers to quit? Here’s what the research says about popular claims

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