The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/29/2023

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 by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Atrazine in the water supply is contributing to “sexual dysphoria” in kids.

Politifact rating: False (No scientific studies in humans have linked atrazine exposure to gender dysphoria. It has been linked, in some studies, to birth defects and other reproductive health problems.)

No evidence atrazine in the water supply is causing more kids to identify as transgender

Children’s Health Defense Rating

Claim via social media: Hunter Biden is pleading guilty to the same gun charge as Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, but the two rappers faced prison sentences while the president’s son does not.

AP News rating: False (Biden has reached a plea deal that would allow him to avert the gun charge. He was also charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a drug addict while Lil Wayne was charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and Kodak Black was charged with making false statements to purchase multiple firearms.)

Hunter Biden’s gun charge isn’t the same as those previously faced by Lil Wayne, Kodak Black

TRUE Claim: The 1973 sci-fi horror classic movie “Soylent Green,” which depicted people eating wafers made from human corpses, was set in 2022. rating: True

Was the ’73 Film ‘Soylent Green’ Depicting Food Made from Human Corpses Set in 2022?

Claim via Social Media: Gold fringe on an American flag means “the Constitution is suspended.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Gold fringe added to the American flag is merely decorative. It does not signify that the U.S. Constitution has been suspended.)

Gold fringe on the US flag means the Constitution is suspended? That’s a fringe theory

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): Former President Donald Trump claimed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “sort of mandated” the COVID-19 vaccine.

Check Your Fact rating: False (While DeSantis has expressed support for COVID-19 vaccines, he did not mandate them. DeSantis signed legislation that banned COVID-19 vaccine passports and vaccine mandates in 2021.)

FACT CHECK: Donald Trump Makes Misleading Claims About Ron DeSantis’s Actions On Vaccines

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “As of tonight … our guys have nailed 245 enemy tanks and about 678 armored vehicles of different types.” rating: False

Putin Falsely Claims 923 Ukrainian Tanks and Armored Vehicles ‘Nailed’ in 2 Weeks

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