The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 06/30/2023

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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 Donald Trump (R): The Department of Justice indictment of former President Trump is “one of the most outrageous and vicious legal theories ever put forward in an American court of law.” rating: False (Trump is not the first non-spy to face charges under a section of the Espionage Act pertaining to the illegal retention of classified information, contrary to his suggestion that this is a novel legal strategy from federal prosecutors.)

FactChecking Trump’s Remarks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference

Claim via Social Media: In June 2023, The Atlantic news site reported a New York City Pride marcher exposed his genitals to a 6-year-old child. rating: False (Fake)

Did ‘The Atlantic’ Report NYC Pride Marcher Exposed Genitals to 6-Year-Old?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “They are trying to throw Trump in jail for the rest of his life for having a couple dozen documents that he had authority to declassify.”

PolitiFact rating: False (In 2022, the federal government recovered more than 300 documents with classified markings from Mar-a-Lago. Presidents do have the authority to declassify documents, but the Justice Department said Trump gave no indication he declassified any of the sensitive material found at Mar-a-Lago.)

Trump indictment involves more than 300 classified documents, not ‘a couple dozen’

Claim by On June 26, 2023, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the international military alliance would change the status of the air force mission protecting the skies of the Baltic states to a “combat” role.

Lead Stories rating: False (no they did not)

Fact Check: NATO Did NOT Change Its Air Force Status To ‘Combat’ From ‘Air Police’ Over The Baltics

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D):The NRA is the only outfit in the nation that we cannot sue as an institution.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (They can be sued.)

FACT CHECK: Joe Biden Makes Claims About Guns, NRA And Federal Deficit At Recent Campaign Event

FALSE (International: Japan): 98% of SIDS deaths within 10 days of vax; vaccine changes ended Japan SIDS.

USA Today rating: False (Routine immunizations do not make infants more likely to die from SIDS, experts say, and the shots may actually decrease the likelihood of sudden infant death. Multiple experts agreed there is no evidence SIDS has disappeared in Japan.)

Routine infant vaccines may reduce likelihood of SIDS; they don’t increase it | Fact check

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