The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/24/2022

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 Multiple sources: Multiple countries announced they were leaving the WHO.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (None have)

World Health Organization targeted with false claim about members ‘leaving’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows a statement from former President Donald Trump implying he destroyed evidence related to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The image is fabricated. There is no record of Trump issuing such a statement.)

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Issue This Statement About Flushing January 6 Notes Down The Toilet?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Photo shows U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert with two scantily dressed men.

PolitiFact rating: False (There’s no evidence that the woman in the image is Boebert. The photo has been online and unassociated with the congresswoman for years.)

No, this isn’t Lauren Boebert posing with two half-dressed men

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows an article from The Atlantic with a headline that reads, “The Heroism of Biden’s Bike Fall.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (The image is digitally altered. An Atlantic spokesperson confirmed the outlet did not publish such an article.)

FACT CHECK: Did The Atlantic Publish This Article About Joe Biden’s Bike Fall?

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Fact Check: Was Clarence Thomas Lone Dissenter on Trump Jan. 6 Documents?

Newsweek rating: True

Fact Check: Was Clarence Thomas lone dissenter on Trump Jan. 6 documents?

FALSE (International: Kenya): Claim by Uhuru Kenyatta: “We have grown … our power generation 40 times.”

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

The last hurrah: Kenya’s president mangles the numbers in his final national day address – again

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