The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/05/2023

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: Video shows a fight breaking out in a U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing.

PolitiFact rating: False (No fight breaks out in this video clip of a 2018 U.S. House of Representatives committee hearing.)

Verbal jousting? Sure. Jostling blows? No. Fight didn’t break out in House hearing

Claim by Viral Image: George Soros attended an event in support of Ron DeSantis.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The photo is digitally altered. There is no evidence Soros attended a fundraiser for DeSantis or publicly expressed any support for him.)

FACT CHECK: Was George Soros At An Event Supporting Ron DeSantis?

Ron DeSantis Rating

Claim by Viral image: “Michelle Obama’s mother dies, leaves inheritance to ‘My son Michael.’”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Satirical story about Michelle Obama’s mother repackaged as real news

TRUE Claim via Social Media: New York City is sinking.

KGW rating: True (New York City is sinking because of natural and man-made subsidence.)

New York City is one of many sinking cities across the globe

Claim via Rumble: Derek Johnson Says Title 10 and Executive Order 13912 Make Donald Trump President

Lead Stories rating: False (Title 10 and an executive order do not override the U.S. Constitution, which states that the president is elected by the Electoral College.)

Fact Check: Title 10 And Executive Order 13912 Do NOT Mean Trump Is Still Commander In Chief

Rumble Rating

FALSE (International: Ukraine): Photo shows US soldiers who recently died in Kiev due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. rating: False (The photo is from 2005. There are no combat troops in Ukraine.)

This Picture Does Not Show Coffins Of US Troops In Russia-Ukraine War | BOOM

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