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

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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Claim via Social Media: Video shows House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announcing U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi “will be impeached.”

PolitiFact rating: False (House Speaker Kevin McCarthy didn’t announce that U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will be impeached.)

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy didn’t announce that his predecessor ‘will be impeached’

Claim by Half-Human Half-pig Hybrid Enters World.

Lead Stories rating: False (Artwork)

Fact Check: Article Does NOT Prove ‘Half-Human, Half-Pig Hybrid Enters World’

Claim by Viral image: “Robot attacks factory worker” in video.

PolitiFact rating: False (Animation by filmmakers)

Are we seeing a machine uprising? No. Video’s robot attack is an animation

TRUE Claim via Social Media: The Illinois state House passed a bill that prohibits public libraries and school libraries from banning or restricting access to books and other materials, allowing the secretary of state to deny grant funding to those who do.

Snopes rating: True

Did Illinois State House Pass a Bill Prohibiting Book Bans in Libraries?

Claim via Social Media: “We are about 1 degree Celsius above the coldest it’s been in the last 10,000 years” and “that’s why we shouldn’t be panicking.”

Politifact rating: False (Research shows that for a decade, the Earth’s temperature has likely been the hottest in the past 125,000 years.)

A claim full of hot air: Earth’s temperature historically high, not colder than 10,000 year ago

FALSE (International: Mexico): A Mexican news outlet reported that a member of a local organized crime group was pictured with a U.S.-made Javelin anti-tank guided missile that had been trafficked from Ukraine to cartels.

AP News rating: False ( A video shows a news anchor claiming in Spanish that a cartel member had been filmed with a Javelin, but she only noted that such weapons have also been used in Ukraine, not that it originated there.)

Mistranslated news report sparks baseless claim about Mexican cartel getting weapon from Ukraine

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