The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/16/2023

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: 30 tons of lost ammonium nitrate on a California-bound train suggest an orchestrated conspiracy.

PolitiFact rating: False (A leak is more probable.)

Investigators say 30 tons of lost ammonium nitrate likely caused by leak, not by a grand conspiracy

Claim via Social Media: Lindsey Graham Said ‘Killing Russians Is The Best Money We’ve Ever Spent’

Lead Stories rating: False (Graham’s words from two different sentences have been run together into what amounts to a misquote, distorting both the meaning and rhetoric of his message.)

Fact Check: Lindsey Graham Did NOT Say ‘Killing Russians Is The Best Money We’ve Ever Spent’

Claim by Green monkey dna virus sv40 found in pfizer moderna covid19 vaccines that can cause cancer.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Peer Review)

Fact Check: NO Peer-Reviewed Evidence ‘Green Monkey DNA’ Found In mRNA Vaccines Can Cause Cancer

Mercola Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Arizona BANS Electronic Voting Machines.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The Arizona Senate passed a resolution to ban voting equipment made with foreign parts in March, but it does not have the power to override state election laws.)

No, Arizona isn’t banning electronic voting machines in 2024

FALSE Claim by Viral Video: A video shared on Facebook claims California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff was hit with a $16 million fine in connection with the Russian-Donald Trump investigation.

Check Your Fact rating: False (A resolution was introduced to censure Schiff and fine him $16 million in regard to the Trump-Russia investigation. It has not been voted on.)

FACT CHECK: No, Adam Schiff Was Not Hit With A $16 Million Fine

FALSE (International: Australia): Earth hasn’t warmed since the mid-1980s and has only warmed by 0.7C since the 1850s.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Global temperatures have increased by around 1.1C since the industrial revolution, with the greatest rate of change occurring in recent decades.)

Global temperature data leaves climate sceptic out in the cold

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