The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/27/2023

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 Pentagon said it “accidentally sent $6.2 billion to Ukraine.” rating: False (The Pentagon discovered accounting errors that overestimated how much it had spent on aid for Ukraine by $6.2 billion over two years. But social media posts misinterpreted the discovery to falsely claim the U.S. “lost” $6.2 billion or laundered money through Ukraine. The $6.2 billion will be added to future aid packages for Ukraine.)

Posts Misrepresent Pentagon Accounting Errors in Ukraine Aid

Claim by Epoch Times: “COVID-Vaccinated More Likely To Be Hospitalized”

Health Feedback rating: False (Unsupported)

CDC data didn’t show COVID-19 vaccines increase risk of hospitalization, contrary to claim by The Epoch Times

Epoch Times Rating

FALSE Claim via Social media: The Wall Street Journal reported that President Joe Biden knew June 18 that the Titan submersible had imploded, but he withheld the news until June 22.

PolitiFact rating: False (The Wall Street Journal did not report this.)

No, The Wall Street Journal didn’t report that Joe Biden withheld news about Titan implosion

Claim via Social Media: Moms for Liberty tweeted “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” rating: False (Fabricated)

Did ‘Moms for Liberty’ Tweet Slogan About Securing ‘A Future for White Children’?

Claim by Children’s Health Defense: As a result of measles vaccination, “children are now suffering” from “adverse effects, some serious.”

Africa Check rating: Unproven

Don’t fall for unfounded scare claims about measles vaccination in South Africa

Children’s Health Defense Rating

FALSE (International: Ukraine): A video shared on Facebook claims Chinese tanks are in Ukraine.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: No, China Is Not Providing Tanks To Ukraine

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