The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/15/2023

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: John Kerry called on farmers to stop growing food.

USA Today rating: False (In his speech at the AIM for Climate Summit, Kerry said the agriculture industry should focus on innovation to combat climate change. He never suggested farmers should stop growing food.)

John Kerry proposed farming innovation at climate summit | Fact check

Claim via Social Media: The military has recorded a “500% increase in HIV since the COVID vaccine rollout.” rating: False (Nope, Database errors.)

Database Errors Fuel False Claims about HIV Cases in Military

Claim by Viral Video: Anheuser-Busch owns Miller Lite.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Miller Lite is owned by Molson-Coors)

FACT CHECK: No, Anheuser-Busch Does Not Own Miller Lite

Claim by Will Cain: Democrats “introduced a bill that would ban detaining gay illegal immigrants.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (The bill would not “ban” the detention of LGBTQ+ people. They could still be subject to detention if there was evidence that they were a flight risk or threat to the community.)

Democratic bill doesn’t ban detaining LGBTQ+ immigrants, but sets criteria DHS must meet to do so

FALSE Claim by Ted Cruz (R): “Joe Biden did the exact same thing (as Donald Trump on documents) and the DOJ doesn’t care!”

PolitiFact rating: False (Cases aren’t identical.)

How do Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s classified documents cases compare?

FALSE (International: Canada): Canadian passport redesign includes Pride flag

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Canada passport redesign targeted with false claims about colors

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