The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/26/2023

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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Claim by Gavin Newsom (D): “Per capita, more Floridians move to California than Californians moving to Florida.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (The slight trend of more Floridians moving to California, per capita, than the other way around has been the trend for decades.)

Gov. Newsom said more Floridians move to California. He’s technically right, but it’s close to equal

Gavin Newsom Rating

Claim via Image: purports to show former President Donald Trump dancing with a 13-year-old girl.

Check Your Fact rating: False (AI-Generated)

FACT CHECK: Viral Photo Purporting To Show Trump Dancing With 13-Year-Old Girl Is AI-Generated

FALSE Claim by Elise Stefanik (R): Hunter Biden was “laundering money” and “accepting bribes.” rating: Unsupported (No Evidence)

Republican Claims About Hunter Biden Offenses

Claim by Jim Hoft (Gateway Pundit): “People Who Get More COVID Vaccines More Likely to Get the Virus, New Study Shows”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The Cleveland Clinic study couldn’t rule out some potential confounding factors, such as whether people who received more doses of COVID-19 vaccine were also those working in patient-facing jobs.)

Cleveland Clinic study didn’t find more COVID-19 vaccine doses causes increased COVID-19 risk; association alone doesn’t imply causation

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim by Donald Trump (R): In 2020 the ballots that were counted “were fake ballots.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Debunked over and over again.)

Fact-check: Trump’s bogus claim on Fox News that ballots in 2020 were ‘fake’

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Daily Mirror: Almost 100,000 extra people have died of heart attacks and strokes in England because NHS care standards have collapsed since the pandemic.

Full Fact rating: False (This figure includes deaths that occurred at the height of the pandemic. In total, more than 70,000 people with cardiovascular disease died of Covid in the period covered by this research.)

Mirror wrong to say NHS standards ‘since Covid’ behind excess cardiovascular deaths – Full Fact

Daily Mirror Rating

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