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 Children’s Health Defense: A 2004 “study discovered that African-American boys who receive the MMR vaccine ‘on-time’ by the age of 3 are 3.36 times more likely to be diagnosed with severe autism as Black boys who waited until they were older.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (Not What Study Found)
|Claim by Viral Image: Claims that line 17 of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill grants House of Representatives members a $25 million bonus.
Check Your Fact rating: False (lots of line 17s in the bill, but none with a 25 million bonus)
|Claim by Kayleigh McEnany (R): Current immigration “apprehension numbers are worse than the ‘crisis’ Biden/Obama/Pelosi acknowledged in 2014!”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (correct more in Jan/Feb 2021 than in 2014)
|Claim by Chiropractor Steven Baker: “Vaccines cause autoimmune disease”; COVID-19 vaccine will “change your genes”; aborted fetal tissue is in vaccines
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate
|Claim by Infowars: “Medical Tyranny: CDC Announces All Travelers Must Wear TWO Masks, Threatens Arrest”
FactCheck.org rating: False
|(International: United Kingdom) Claim: Claim by Boris Johnson: Keir Starmer voted against a 2.1% NHS staff pay rise.
Full Fact rating: False (There has never been a vote specifically on raising NHS pay by 2.1%. The NHS Funding Bill which committed to minimum total levels of NHS funding was passed unopposed.)
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