The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/10/2022

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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MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by the National Republican Senatorial Committee: Cheri Beasley voted to reverse the conviction of an armed kidnapper, release a double murderer early.

Politifact rating: Mostly True (The ad refers to the State v. Bobby E. Bowden and State v. Ramar Dion Benjamin Crump cases that the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled on in 2014 and 2020, respectively. In 2014, Beasley disagreed with the majority ruling that Bowden couldn’t use good behavior credits to move up his release date. In the 2020 kidnapping case, Beasley joined the majority in ruling that a trial court erred in blocking Crump’s defense team from questioning potential jurors about their possible racial biases.)

Checking Beasley votes on ‘armed kidnapper’ and ‘double murderer’ cases

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: 80 million tons of Atrazine are used on American crops and it changes your gender.

Lead Stories rating: False (40,000 Tons, not 80 million. No evidence of gender change in humans.)

Fact Check: 80 Million Tons Of Atrazine Are NOT Used On Crops; Atrazine Does NOT Change Your Gender

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: The mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, was a “false flag.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (I mean this claim was certain to happen. However, he confessed.)

Highland Park shooting wasn’t a ‘false flag’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Post: claims Mississippi legislators are discussing the use of pregnancy-sniffing dogs to deter pregnant women from leaving the state to seek abortions.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence that Mississippi legislators are actively discussing such a measure. The legislature adjourned on April 5, weeks before Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.)

FACT CHECK: Did Mississippi Legislators Discuss Using Dogs To Sniff Out Pregnant Women At Airports?

MISLEADING Claim by Jimmy Dore: The Biden administration is making Americans pay high gas prices to push the “new liberal world order.”

FactCheck.org rating: Misleading (The Liberal World Order is not “New” as Dore put it. It was coined after WWII. World leaders created a series of international organizations and agreements to promote global cooperation on issues including security, trade, health, and monetary policy. During this time, the world has enjoyed unprecedented peace and prosperity.)

‘Liberal World Order’ Is Decades-Old Term Misinterpreted by Social Media Posts

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Daily Mirror: The Prime Minister is not entitled to a ministerial severance payment on leaving office.

Full Fact rating: Incorrect (The Prime Minister is entitled to this payment.)

What payouts do ministers receive when they leave office? – Full Fact

Daily Mirror Rating

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