The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/16/2023 (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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FALSE Claim via Social Media: AMC is intentionally deterring people from seeing ‘Sound of Freedom’ with no A/C, fire alarms and other issues.

Politifact rating: False (AMC CEO Adam Aron rejected those claims, pointing out 1 million people have purchased tickets to see the film at its theaters. Angel Studios, the company distributing the movie, also said the claims are not accurate, and that AMC planned to show the film on more screens.)

Studio behind ‘Sound of Freedom’ rejects claim AMC is sabotaging movie screenings

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Former President Donald Trump claimed he won the state of Nevada in the 2016 and 2020 elections in a July 10 interview with The Nevada Globe.

Check Your Fact rating: False (According to the state’s official election results, Trump lost Nevada in both 2016 and 2020.)

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Win Nevada Twice?

Claim via Social Media: An unearthed photograph shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein with underage girls.

Snopes rating: False (Fake)

Does This Photo Show Trump and Epstein with Underage Girls?

FALSE (International: Philippines): President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ordered the Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard to surround Chinese vessels at Recto Bank.

Rappler rating: False

FACT CHECK: No orders from Marcos to surround Chinese ships at Recto Bank

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