The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/01/2022

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 Stacey Abrams (D): “In the state of Georgia, violent crime went up 55% in 2019 to 2020 under Brian Kemp.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (The actual increase was about 5%.)

Stacey Abrams on Violent Crime, Defunding the Police

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by newspunch.com: World Economic Forum Will Freeze Bank Accounts of Meat Eaters To Educate Them, Doconomy Does Enforce Consumer Spending Limit

Lead Stories rating: False (Voluntary Cap)

Fact Check: World Economic Forum Will NOT ‘Freeze Bank Accounts’ Of Meat Eaters To “Educate Them” — Doconomy Does NOT Enforce Consumer Spending Limit

Newspunch Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Image: Photo shows a trashed venue in Glastonbury after climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke there.

Politifact rating: False (From 2015 Glastonbury Festival)

Photo from 2015 wrongly described as showing aftermath of Greta Thunberg speech in 2022

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: It was impossible or difficult for President Donald Trump to reach the steering wheel of the vehicle he was riding in on January 6, 2021.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Partition)

Fact Check: SUV Trump Was Riding In Did NOT Have Glass Partition Blocking Him From Steering Wheel On January 6, 2021

FALSE  

Claim via Social Media: If you got the Covid-19 vaccine you probably won’t be able to get pregnant.

Full Fact rating: False (There is no evidence this is the case. There is no evidence or theoretically plausible reason why having the vaccine can stop you getting pregnant.)

Covid vaccines won’t stop people getting pregnant – Full Fact

FALSE (International: Germany): Germany has not reduced emissions in the past decade despite spending $580 billion on renewables.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Germany has achieved consistent emissions reductions over many years. The $580 billion figure is a projection for overall energy transition.)

Facebook post way off target over Germany’s emissions

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/01/2022"

  1. “BLATANT
    LIE Claim via Social Media: It was impossible or difficult for President Donald Trump to reach the steering wheel of the vehicle he was riding in on January 6, 2021.
    Lead Stories rating: False (No Partition)

    Fact Check: SUV Trump Was Riding In Did NOT Have Glass Partition Blocking Him From Steering Wheel On January 6, 2021”

    True, that there was no partition! But leaving it hanging makes it LOOK like he did attack the driver and grab the wheel. I know, I know, the old “plausible denial” smartass trick.

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