The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/28/2023

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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 by Ron DeSantis (R): Protests of (Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence) at a Los Angeles Dodgers game led to a “virtually empty stadium for the game itself.”

Politifact rating: False (Some people shared images of the mostly empty stadium during the award ceremony and falsely conflated that with poor attendance during the game. There were about 49,000 tickets sold for the game, slightly higher than this year’s average home Dodgers crowd. The stadium’s total capacity is 56,000.)

Did Dodgers play to empty stadium after honoring LGBTQ+ activists who parody nuns? Evidence says no

Ron DeSantis Rating

Claim via Social Media: The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case last week that was expected to annul the 2020 election.

AP News rating: False (Getting old.)

Supreme Court did not hear a case seeking to oust Biden and other elected officials

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Photo shows President Joe Biden sitting with “Lisa Monaco, second in charge of the DOJ, probably working on future Plots and Schemes against Republicans.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (The image was taken by Obama White House photographer Pete Souza in 2013 when Biden was vice president and Monaco was a White House adviser.)

Trump shares misleading, decade-old photo in attack on Biden and DOJ

Claim via Social Media: Starbucks cancels Pride Month.

Lead Stories rating: False (Supports Pride)

Fact Check: Starbucks Does NOT Cancel Pride Month — Some Stores Did Not Decorate Or Took Down Decorations

TRUE Claim via Social Media: A video captured at the NYC Drag March on June 23, 2023, shows some of the attendees chanting, “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re coming for your children.” rating: True (This is an accurate description of what can be seen and heard in the video, although it also bears pointing out that fewer than a dozen of the many people seen in the video appear to be chanting at all. It was also stated that the chant was a harmless jab at anti-gay activists who falsely accuse those in the LGBTQ community of being pedophiles and child ‘groomers.”

Does Video Show NYC Drag Marchers Chanting, ‘We’re Coming for Your Children’?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Kim Johnson (Labour): The number of children living in poverty has risen from 2.6 million in 2010 to 4.2 million now.

Full Fact rating: False (These two figures are not comparable. The 2.6 million figure refers to the number of children in relative poverty before housing costs in 2009/10, while the 4.2 million figure refers to the number of children in relative poverty after housing costs in 2021/22. Government figures show the number of children in relative poverty both before and after housing costs increased by around 300,000 between 2009/10 and 2021/22.)

Labour MP’s child poverty claim uses figures which aren’t comparable – Full Fact

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