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Fact Check-Photo of anti-baby banners at rally was likely digitally altered

Social media users have been sharing a photo of two women holding signs which appear to display anti-baby slogans. Some commenters have suggested the women are pro-choice campaigners at a demonstration supporting women’s right to have abortions. But online searches suggest the photo was originally meant as a joke and the slogans were added to the image digitally as part of a humorous caption-writing competition.

Fact Check-No anti-Russian stickers found at the Auschwitz Memorial

Social media users are sharing posts, illustrated with photographs, claiming that Ukrainian activists have stuck anti-Russian stickers on walls and fences at Auschwitz. But a spokesperson for the Auschwitz Memorial told Reuters that no such stickers had been found. An analysis of the photos suggested they had been doctored.

Fact Check-As of June 2022, no evidence of mass Planned Parenthood clinic closures

Social media users are claiming that Planned Parenthood clinics are closing en masse after the U.S. Supreme Court this month overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. While some clinics have stopped providing abortion services, there is no evidence of a mass shut down of clinics as of this article’s publication. Planned Parenthood also provide a variety of other services.

Fact Check-William Barr had ties to Dominion Energy Inc., not electronic voting machines company Dominion Voting Systems

Online claims that a company named “Dominion” paid former U.S. Attorney General William Barr “according to SEC filings,” are missing key context. Contrary to social media posts, the company in question, Dominion Energy Inc, is different to Dominion Voting Systems, a voting software firm that was target of conspiracy theories related to their voting machines following the 2020 general election.

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U.S. Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed limits on the federal government's authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in a ruling that undermines President Joe Biden's plans to tackle climate change and could constrain various agencies on other issues.