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

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 via Viral Image: Says Marjorie Taylor Greene said “246 years ago Jesus Christ performed his miracle of making a single days worth of bullets last 8 days.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Fake)

No, Marjorie Taylor Greene didn’t tweet this on July 4

Claim via Social Media: From 2009 to 2018, DOMINION PAID BARR $1.2 million in cash and granted him another $1.1 million in stock awards, according to SEC filings (No wonder Barr can’t find any voter fraud!)

Lead Stories rating: False (Barr has no documented financial connection with Dominion Voting Systems. Barr served on the board of directors of Dominion Energy, a distinct and unrelated company.)

Fact Check: Dominion Voting Systems Did NOT Pay Bill Barr Millions In Cash And Stocks — Unrelated Dominion Energy Paid Him

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Justice Thomas cited QAnon propaganda about covid vaccines having ‘aborted fetus cells’ in his dissent to SCOTUS refusing to accept a challenge by health care workers who opposed NY’s vaccine mandate–& Alito & Gorsuch joined his dissent. QAnon is officially running US SCOTUS.

Lead Stories rating: False (Thomas was quoting the petitioners’ argument in the case. COVID vaccines are developed and tested using cells grown from cells originally isolated from aborted fetuses.)

Fact Check: Clarence Thomas Did NOT Claim ‘aborted fetus cells’ Are In COVID Vaccines In Decision Not To Take Up Challenge To NY Vaccine Mandate

Claim by Marjorie Taylor Greene (R): Says an image shows the Highland Park shooting suspect “in jail or rehab or a psychiatric center” before the shooting.

Politifact rating: False (Photo was edited and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene shared an image featuring the Highland Park shooting suspect, falsely claiming it was a photo that showed him “in jail or rehab or a psychiatric center.”)

Marjorie Taylor Greene shared edited image of Highland Park shooting suspect

Claim via Social media: CNN leaked texts between Ginni Thomas and Mark Meadows on Jan. 6 payments.

USA Today rating: False (Satire)

Fact check: Supposed Mark Meadows, Ginni Thomas texts are satire

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): There are no staffing shortages or baggage glitches at airports—the disruption was planned and is linked to the World Economic Forum.

Full Fact rating: False (The issues with staffing shortages and technical glitches at airports have been extremely widely reported, and there is no evidence the disruption has been planned or has anything to do with the WEF.)

Zero evidence airport disruption planned by World Economic Forum – Full Fact

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