The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/22/2022

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
FALSE
Claim by Tim Michels (R): The cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline by Joe Biden “killed hundreds of jobs, sent gas prices way up.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (President Joe Biden canceling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline did lead to hundreds of job losses, but most of those jobs were temporary. The pipeline would have created only 35 long-term jobs. There is no relationship between Biden’s decision and rising gas prices, as the pipeline wouldn’t have been completed yet.)

End of Keystone pipeline did cost jobs, but most were temporary

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Planned Parenthood clinics are shutting down all over the country.

USA Today rating: False (Planned Parenthood confirmed that no clinics have closed since Roe v. Wade was overturned. The health centers continue to offer medical treatments in places where they are no longer allowed to offer abortion services.)

Fact check: No clinics have closed since Roe v. Wade overturned, Planned Parenthood says

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Video shows Biden giving the “same exact speech” months apart.

Politifact rating: False (Although the speeches highlighted in the Instagram post bear some similarities, they’re not identical and were not delivered months apart. The speeches were delivered two days apart, and the post omitted where they diverged.)

No, Biden didn’t give the ‘same exact speech’ months apart

FALSE Claim by Viral Rumor: Claims Donald Trump is not providing refunds for tickets to his postponed rally in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Check Your Fact rating: False (A spokesperson with the American Freedom Tour stated ticket purchasers are entitled to a refund if an event was postponed or cancelled.)

FACT CHECK: Is Donald Trump Not Refunding Tickets For His Postponed Greensboro, North Carolina Rally?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: CNN coverage has evidence of the “single most egregious, real-time example of electronic vote fraud.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Government officials have called the “Hammer and Scorecard” conspiracy theory, which is consistent with this claim, disinformation and nonsense. A recanvass of votes for the 2019 Kentucky governor’s race found no evidence of voter fraud.)

Facebook post relies on debunked conspiracy theory for election fraud claim

FALSE (International: Australia): Claim by Federal coalition MP Karen Andrews: Interest rates are always higher under a Labor government.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Rates have been higher under coalition governments and experts say there is no clear correlation between levels and the political party in power.)

No, interest rates are not always higher under Labor

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