Each day Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact check for accuracy before publishing. (D. Van Zandt)
Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other
|Claim by Elizabeth Warren (D): A Democratic plan for “canceling student loan debt would help close the Black-white wealth gap by 28 points for African Americans and by a similar number for Latinos.”
FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Among Loan Holders Only)
|Claim via Social Media: Bill Gates refuses to vaccinate his children
AFP Fact Check rating: False (all vaccinated)
Children of billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have all been vaccinated
|Claim by Newsmax: “Only one person died on that day” during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
PolitiFact rating: False (5 died)
Newsmax host falsely claims ‘only one person died’ at Capitol Jan. 6
|Claim via Social Media: Fox News did not air the impeachment
Lead Stories rating: False (On-Air)
Fact Check: Fox News DID Air Impeachment Proceedings On February 10, 2021
|Claim via Social Media: HR 1 includes a “16-year-old voter age”
PolitiFact rating: False (still 18)
Fact-checking misleading attacks on HR 1, Democrats’ voting rights bill
|(International: India) Claim: Indian news outlet OpIndia published an article alleging Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is actually a Muslim woman named Ghazala Bhat
Check Your Fact rating: False (OpIndia did not publish it and Greta Thunberg is not Muslim)
FACT CHECK: Did This Indian News Outlet Falsely Report That Greta Thunberg Is A Muslim Woman?
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