The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/14/2023

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): “You’ve got crime at all-time highs.” rating: False (The U.S. violent crime rate, and homicide rate specifically, peaked in 1991.)

FactChecking Haley’s CNN Town Hall

Claim by Social media: DirecTV to drop ABC if network does not cancel ‘The View’

USA Today rating: False (Originated as Satire)

Fact check: Claim about DirecTV dropping ‘The View’ originated as satire

Claim via Social Media: A bill in Connecticut that changes the definition for “sexual orientation” would protect “minor attracted persons” from discrimination.

PolitiFact rating: False (Connecticut House Bill 6638 would modernize the definition of “sexual orientation,” but it would not protect child sex offenders.)

No, Connecticut bill won’t protect child sex offenders

Claim via Social Media: People Who Commit Violent Crimes Will Be Set Free In LA.

Lead Stories rating: Mostly False (For minor crimes, yes, but a  judge ruled that those who commit “capital offenses” and other high levels of crime were not eligible for no-bail release and therefore would not be “set free.”)

Fact Check: People In LA Who Commit Violent Crimes Will NOT Be ‘Set Free On As Of Today’

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Judge Aileen Cannon, who was assigned to the Donald Trump documents case, appeared at a September 3, 2022, political rally for the former president in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Lead Stories rating: False (Not the same)

Fact Check: Judge Aileen Cannon NOT Photographed In Full MAGA Regalia At Trump Campaign Rally

FALSE (International: Israel): Israeli Ministry of Health data shows that “zero healthy people” under the age of 50 have died of COVID-19 in the country.

AP News rating: False (Misrepresents Data)

Posts misrepresent Israeli data on COVID-19 deaths in young people

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