The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/06/2022

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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Claim by NASA hand over control of the ISS to Russia after they threatened to crash it into earth.

Lead Stories rating: False (It’s Tradition)

Fact Check: NASA Did NOT Hand Over Control Of ISS To Russia After They Threatened To Crash It Into Earth

Claim by Viral Clip: purportedly shows dozens of dead sheep in Idaho that recently died under mysterious circumstances.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The footage was filmed in the country of Georgia nearly a year ago. It is unrelated to recent livestock deaths in the Midwest.)

FACT CHECK: Did These Sheep Mysteriously Die In Idaho

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Mitch McConnell said if he’s not Majority Leader after the midterms he’ll quit. I’m okay with that,”

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

Fact Check-No evidence for social media claims that Mitch McConnell said he might resign after midterms

Claim via Social Media: Kentucky is considering legislation that would require women to submit to the state every month a statement from a doctor indicating if they are pregnant — or else face penalties.

AP Fact Check rating: False (satire)

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Claim by Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are associated with an increased risk of serious adverse events of special interest.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Excess Risk)

Fact Check: Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines Do NOT Show Increased Risk Of Serious Adverse Events Of Special Interest In Randomized Trials

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): 60% of Conservative voters would like someone other than Boris Johnson to be Prime Minister in a year’s time.

Full Fact rating: Incorrect (60% of all voters gave this answer, in a YouGov survey published by the Times. Only 36% of Conservative voters wanted someone else to be Prime Minister in a year.)

Times graph on Boris Johnson’s leadership mixes up poll results – Full Fact

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