The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/01/2023

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 via Social Media: Says Ron DeSantis said Puerto Rico’s flag can’t be displayed in Florida.

Politifact rating: False (No statements or laws signed by DeSantis that would ban exhibiting the Puerto Rican flag in public.)

No, Ron DeSantis didn’t ban displaying Puerto Rico’s flag in public

Ron DeSantis Rating

Claim via Social Media: purports CNN reported Liz Cheney endorsed Ron DeSantis for president.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Didn’t Happen)

FACT CHECK: No, CNN Did Not Report That Liz Cheney Endorsed Ron DeSantis For President

Claim via Social Media: “Adam Schiff just got served” with a $16 million fine for Russia collusion investigation.

Politifact rating: False (Neither resolution has been brought to a vote.)

No, Adam Schiff did not get fined $16 million

FALSE Claim via Social Media: A Florida bill signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, which allows people to carry concealed weapons without a government permit, went into effect in April.

AP News rating: False (Has not taken effect yet and not related to the shootings.)

Florida permitless carry law hasn’t taken effect, contrary to claims after beach shooting

Claim via Social Media: Humans can use their DNA to make themselves immortal.

Lead Stories rating: False (maybe it only works for Crackpots?)

Fact Check: Humans CANNOT Use Their DNA To Make Themselves Immortal

FALSE (International: Canada): Claim by Theo Fleury: Bill S-233 would restrict access to social benefits to only vaccinated.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Theo Fleury was a great hockey player, but not so great at getting his fact straight.)

False claims proliferate on Canadian universal basic income bill

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