The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/24/2023

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: The White House violated flag code with a pride flag display

WUSA9 rating: False (White House’s pride flag display didn’t violate flag code)

White House pride flag display not a violation of flag code |

Claim via social media: Pfizer was caught “funneling” $12 million to CNN host Anderson Cooper to promote COVID-19 vaccines.

AP News rating: False (There is no evidence to support that claim, which is an outgrowth of comments made by anti-vaccine activist and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Kennedy’s campaign said his remarks were intended as a “rhetorical” comment about the pharmaceutical industry’s influence through advertising.)

No, Pfizer wasn’t caught ‘funneling’ millions to Anderson Cooper

TRUE Donald Trump Said: On Aug. 18, 2016, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “In my administration, I’m going to enforce all laws concerning the protection of classified information. No one will be above the law.” rating: Correct Attribution

Yes, Trump Said ‘No One Will Be Above the Law’ Regarding Protection of Classified Information

Claim via social media: A NASA study found that six to eight snake plants in a room with no airflow is enough for human survival. The agency therefore recommends 15 to 18 plants for an 1,800-square-foot home.

AP News rating: False

NASA didn’t publish study on snake plants providing life-saving oxygen

Claim via Social Media: purports Elon Musk published a ‘Rest In Peace (RIP)’ tweet for late financier Jeffrey Epstein

Check Your Fact rating: False (No such Tweet)

FACT CHECK: Did Elon Musk Publish An ‘RIP’ Tweet For Jeffrey Epstein?

FALSE (International: France): A large rainbow has been physically installed and “defaced” the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. rating: False

Posts Misrepresent Virtual Rainbow on Arc de Triomphe for Pride Month

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