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 via Social Media: A flag expressing support for police officers violates the U.S. Flag Code
Politifact rating: False
No, the black and white flag for police solidarity does not violate flag code
|TRUE||Claim via Social Media: Wild parsnips can cause skin blisters, dangerous to humans
USA Today rating: True (I guess I will avoid wild Parsnip)
Fact check: Contact with wild parsnip harmful to humans and animals
|FALSE||Claim by Viral Post: Joe Biden called for a $2 trillion study into inflation rates.
Check Your Fact rating: False
FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Propose A $2 Trillion Bill To Study The Cause Of Rising Inflation Rates?
|Claim by Rodney Davis (R): “Prairie State power plant is the cleanest coal-fired power plant in the nation.”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire
No, southern Illinois’ Prairie State is not the nation’s ‘cleanest’ coal plant
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: “The unvaccinated have escaped every single strain or ‘variant’” of SARS-CoV-2.
PolitiFact rating: False
|FALSE||(International: Nigeria): There are nearly 40 million Twitter users in Nigeria
Africa Check rating: Incorrect
Forty million Twitter users in Nigeria? How pollster’s flawed figure became fact
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