The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/12/2023

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 by Nikki Haley (R): Having “biological boys … in their locker rooms” is a reason why “a third of our teenage girls seriously contemplated suicide last year.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Teen girls are experiencing rising rates of suicidal ideation. There is no research that suggests that this is being caused by the presence of trans athletes in locker rooms. Research suggests that the causes include feelings of isolation or loneliness, feeling like a burden on others, difficulty navigating parental and family relationships and pressures from constant exposure to social media.)

Nikki Haley falsely links transgender athletes with teen girls’ suicidal ideation

Claim by Video: purports Rep. Eric Swalwell instantly faced charges after allegedly lying to Rep. Jim Jordan

Check Your Fact rating: False (The video’s caption does not match its contents.)

FACT CHECK: Did Eric Swalwell Face Charges After Allegedly Lying To Jim Jordan?

Claim by AJ Benza: “Jamie Foxx Left ‘Paralyzed and Blind’ From ‘Blood Clot in His Brain’ After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (There’s no evidence that actor Jamie Foxx was left paralyzed and blind after taking a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine. The claim is solely based on unsubstantiated allegations from gossip columnist A.J. Benza.)

No evidence that COVID-19 vaccination left actor Jamie Foxx “paralyzed and blind” from brain blood clot

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Drag shows are still legal in Florida.

First Coast News rating: True

Drag shows are still legal in Florida

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Miami-Dade County “banned” the poem read at the 2020 presidential inauguration by Amanda Gorman in all its elementary schools. rating: False (Restricted access to younger grades, but did not ban it. Moved to upper grades.)

A Florida School Restricted Access to Amanda Gorman’s Poem, But Didn’t ‘Ban’ It

FALSE (International: Philippines): The Asian Development Bank or ADB is giving the Philippines $30 billion in development assistance, Bongbong Marcos said.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: NO ‘$30 billion’ ADB grant unveiled by Marcos

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