The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/05/2022

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: Herbal remedies are an option for at-home abortions.

FactCheck.org rating: False (Herbal Remedies are Dangerous)

Herbal Recipes for Abortion Are Unproven and Can Be Dangerous, Contrary to Social Media Posts

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Internet meme: The New York Times reported a Lego set celebrating the LGBTQI community generated the worst sales figures in the toy-maker’s history.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The New York Times said the story is fake and Lego has not released its sales figures.)

Lego LGBTQI set’s sales meme is a poorly constructed fake

FALSE Claim by Jaime Herrera Beutler (R): “Gas prices are skyrocketing because of D.C. bureaucrats’ war on American energy production.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Energy analysts also have said that neither U.S. crude oil production nor the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline is what is driving prices up.)

Gasoline Prices Up Due to Global Supply-Demand Issues, Russian Invasion of Ukraine

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Quote: claims actor Clint Eastwood said that “the problem is not guns,” but rather “hearts WITHOUT GOD” and “Schools without prayers.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (He did not say that.)

FACT CHECK: Did Clint Eastwood Make This Remark About Guns?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Mayo Clinic staff member misdiagnosed pregnancies of Trump supporters.

USA Today rating: False (Hoax)

Fact check: Post claiming to misdiagnose Trump supporters is a hoax

TRUE (International: Australia): Claim by Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi: Labor’s pledge to reduce emissions by 43 percent by 2030 falls short of Australia’s commitment to the Paris Agreement.

Australian Associated Press rating: True (Experts say the 43 percent cut in emissions would not be enough to meet our Paris Agreement obligations.)

Greens senator says Labor’s 43 pct target fails to achieve Paris commitment

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