The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/02/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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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

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TRUE Claim by Rep. Chris Torres (D-NY): Did Clarence Thomas go to Yale under Affirmative Action policy?

Newsweek rating: True (Thomas has repeatedly claimed that affirmative action initiatives or similar policies were responsible for his admission.)

Fact Check: Did Clarence Thomas Go to Yale Under Affirmative Action Policy?

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (R): “We’ve appointed more African American women … to the federal bench than … every other president combined.” rating: False (He’s had more African American women confirmed than any other president, but not more than all of them combined.)

FactChecking Biden’s Campaign-Style Speeches

FALSE Claim by California is considering a bill that will send children as young as 12 years old to group homes without the parent or guardian permission allows minors gender-affirming care ab 665.

Lead Stories rating: False (The bill does not call for children to be “sent to group homes without parents’ permission.” Mental health services as defined do not include surgical or medical procedures and gender-affirming care “has absolutely nothing to do with AB 665.)

Fact Check: California Law Would NOT Allow Children ‘As Young As 12’ To Be Sent ‘To Group Homes Without Parents’ Permission’

OANN Rating

FALSE (International: Netherlands): Claim by Netherlands Begins Euthanizing Disabled People To ‘Save the Planet’

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake News)

Fact Check: Netherlands Did NOT Begin Euthanizing Disabled People To ‘Save The Planet’

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