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
|FALSE||Claim by DJHJ Media: The 2020 election results in Pennsylvania “show a statistically impossible pattern” and votes were manufactured for Joe Biden.
Politifact rating: False (No Evidence)
No evidence that 2020 vote results in Pa., where Trump lost, were ‘impossible’
|Claim via Social Media: An image shows President Joe Biden sleeping at G-7 summit
USA Today rating: False (Altered)
Fact check: Image claiming to show Joe Biden sleeping at G-7 Summit is altered
|Claim by Joe Biden (D): January 6 rioters killed police officer, Brian Sicknick
The Dispatch Rating: Mostly False (Medical examiners said Brian Sicknick did not sustain any injuries and that he died from two strokes; however the examiner did say post-traumatic stress could have contributed, but no evidence.)
Fact Checking Joe Biden’s Comment on the Death of Brian Sicknick
|Claim via Social Media: QAnon supporters are buying fabricated tickets for Donald Trump’s second inauguration
USA Today rating: False
Fact check: No QAnon-linked fake tickets to second Trump inauguration
|FALSE||Claim via YouTube videos: The COVID-19 vaccines’ “spike protein is very dangerous, it’s cytotoxic.”
PolitiFact rating: False
No sign that the COVID-19 vaccines’ spike protein is toxic or ‘cytotoxic’
|FALSE||(International: Australia): ABC journalist Laura Tingle said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s staff were “hiring lawyers to protect themselves from him”.
Australian Associated Press rating: False
Veteran journalist verballed in quote about PM staff ‘lawyering up’
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