The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/05/2023 (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

Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

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TRUE Claim via Social Media: U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan worked at a law firm that also employed Hunter Biden and performed work for the Ukrainian oil company Burisma. rating: True (Hunter Biden and Chutkan worked under the umbrella of Boies Schiller Flexner between 2010 and 2014, and it is also true that BSF did business with Burisma via Hunter Biden in May 2014.)

Did Judge in Trump Jan. 6 Case Work at Same Burisma-Linked Law Firm as Hunter Biden?

FALSE Claim Social Media: “Skin cancer is a relatively new phenomenon in the last 60 years or so.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Skin cancer didn’t emerge in the last 60 years. It has been recognized by scientists since at least 1804.)

Skin cancer didn’t emerge in the last 60 years. It dates to at least 1804

FALSE Claim by Mayra Flores (R): Republican congressional candidate Mayra Flores claimed in a July 27 tweet that fallen Marine Sergeant Nicole Gee’s family paid for her body to be flown to Arlington National Cemetery.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Gee’s family did not pay for her body to be flown to Arlington National Cemetery, which was covered by a donation to the non-profit Honoring Our Fallen. The Pentagon did not decline to reimburse or help Gee’s family transport her body to the cemetery.)

FACT CHECK: Did Nicole Gee’s Family Pay To Fly Her Body To Arlington National Cemetery?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Photos show British cargo ships bombed by Russia at Ukraine’s Odesa port.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Old photos resurface with false claim that they show British ships ‘bombed in Ukraine’

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