The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/11/2022

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 Ron DeSantis (R): The Civics Secures Democracy Act “would allow the Biden administration to buy off states with $6 billion” if they adopt critical race theory.

Politifact rating: False (DeSantis’ claim ignores a provision in the Civics Secures Democracy Act that prevents the education secretary from imposing curricula, such as critical race theory, on states that accept the grant funding. The bill would award $585 million to state education agencies for civics initiatives annually for six years –  totaling about $3.5 billion, not $6 billion.)

Ron DeSantis falsely claims Biden trying to ‘buy off’ states to adopt critical race theory

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: Image shows Fox News story saying they/them use is part of a far-left plot.

USA Today rating: False (Altered)

Fact check: Purported Fox News story critiquing use of ‘they/them’ is not real

FALSE Claim by John Gibbs (R): Peter Meijer voted to “create the Adam Schiff-led January 6th Commission.”

Politifact rating: False (Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids, voted against creating the congressional committee currently carrying out a probe of the attack.)

John Gibbs falsely claims Peter Meijer voted to create Jan. 6 committee

FALSE Claim by Live Action: “Abortion is never medically necessary”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Abortion can be medically necessary to save a pregnant woman’s life. The video cited preterm delivery as an alternative to abortion, but didn’t explain to viewers that this is only an option if the gestational age of the fetus is advanced enough for it to survive outside of the mother’s body.)

Abortion can be medically necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim via Social Media: Robert Crimo III, who’s been charged with the Fourth of July mass shooting, is transgender.

FactCheck.org rating: No Evidence (Transphobic rhetoric)

Social Media Posts Misrepresent Police Statement About Fourth of July Shooter

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Alexander Grushko: “We do not want a return to the Cold War. It is NATO that is imposing it on us. We are not expanding; we are not setting up our bases somewhere …”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

False: Russia’s Denial of Military Expansion

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