The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/26/2022

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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 Ted Cruz (R): “The impact of President Biden being beholden to the Green New Deal radicals in his party has electricity costs through the roof in Texas.”

Politifact rating: False (Green New Deal resolutions have not passed. increasing electricity costs are tied to the price of natural gas and the current global economy around energy. The price of natural gas increases as Europe looks for suppliers outside of Russia for natural gas.)

High electricity costs tied to price of natural gas, not Green New Deal

Claim by The World Health Organization Will Have Authority To Lock Down All of America.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fearmongering. They don’t have the authority)

Fact Check: The World Health Organization Will NOT Have Authority To Lock Down All of America

Israel365 News Rating

Claim by The Expose: Throughout Europe, the USA, the UK and Australia, medicine regulators have received reports of 77,068 deaths due to Covid-19 vaccination.

Full Fact rating: Incorrect (These are reports of deaths following vaccination, not necessarily because of it. Regulators for all four regions warn users not to misinterpret their data in this way.)

Article vastly exaggerates number of Covid-19 vaccine deaths – Full Fact

The Expose Rating

Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows a gas station with signs that reads “F+ck Joe Biden.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (The image has been digitally altered. The original image does not mention Biden and lists regular gas prices.)

FACT CHECK: Did A Mobil Gas Station Put Up Signs That Say ‘F*** Joe Biden’?

FALSE Claim by Van Wanggaard (R): Waiting periods for gun purchases may not make a difference, because “If somebody’s decided that they’re gonna take their life, they’re gonna take their life.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Research has found that most attempters act on impulse, but once the acute feelings ease, the vast majority do not go on to die by suicide.)

Wisconsin GOP state Sen. Wanggaard off-base with claim about suicide prevention, gun waiting periods

FALSE (International: Australia): Most of Australia’s coal exports are to China.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Australia has not exported any coal to China since February 2021, due to an informal trade ban imposed by Beijing.)

Penny Wong misses the mark with China coal claim

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