The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/21/2023

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: Has President Joe Biden only nominated five white men for federal judgeships as of June 2023?

Gigafact rating: No (As of June 19, 2023, President Joe Biden had nominated 127 people to federal judgeships, including 13 white men, that were confirmed by the Senate.)

Fact Brief : Has President Joe Biden only nominated five white men for federal judgeships as of June 2023?

Claim via Social Media: “Cocaine, porn, evidence of child trafficking found in (Gov. Gretchen) Whitmer’s car.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Made up)

Story about Gretchen Whitmer drug bust was fabricated

Claim by Children’s Health Defense: There are no FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines on the U.S market as of May 2023

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (The claim that there are no FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines as of 2023, is directly contradicted by FDA documents indicating approval of various COVID-19 vaccines.)

There are FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. as of May 2023, contrary to claim by Peter McCullough

Children’s Health Defense Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: 133 million registered voters in the 2020 election and 155 million votes.

Check Your Fact rating: False (There were 168.3 million citizens of voting age who registered to vote in the 2020 election.)

FACT CHECK: There Were Not Only 133 Million Registered Voters In 2020

Claim via Social Media: The pneumococcal vaccine causes autism spectrum disorder in children.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Known Link)

Fact Check: NO Proof Pneumococcal Vaccine Causes Autism In Children

FALSE (International: Australia): A government health boss used a secret senate meeting to urge politicians not to reveal a vaccine effects cover-up.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (There was no mention of any vaccine effects cover-up at the public senate committee meeting.)

Triple-whammy of falsehoods in vaccine ‘cover-up’ post

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