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. When appropriate we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (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 Shelley Moore Capito (R): “In West Virginia, a gallon of gas is nearly one dollar more than it was a year ago, and we’re paying about 30 cents more for a gallon of milk than we did at this time last year.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Correct on gas and close on Milk which is actually up 18 cents.)
|Claim by Democratic Campaign Ad voiceover: “As a Wall Street executive, Glenn Youngkin took over this chain of dental clinics, increasing corporate profits through serious abuse and the performing of unnecessary procedures on children.”
The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios
|TRUE||Claim by Kathryn Moffett Bradford: “If you look at the hospitalizations at Ruby Memorial in West Virginia, and around the country, 90% to 95% of those hospitalized are unvaccinated.”
PolitiFact rating: True (Hospital and CDC data confirms this)
|Claim by Charlie Kirk: Refugees get more in monthly benefits than social security recipients.
The Dispatch Fact Check rating: Mostly false (Refugees get a one time payment that may be higher, but Refugees do not receive monthly payments from the government, and all benefits that they do receive to assist in their resettlement.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: “New data shows that death is proportional to dose” for COVID-19.
PolitiFact rating: False (According to the CDC, in the U.S. the unvaccinated are 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19.)
|FALSE||(International: Namibia): Namibian health minister Kalumbi Shangula claimed that by 30 September 2021 the country had met the global goal of vaccinating 10% of its population against COVID-19.
Namibia Fact Check rating: FALSE: By 30 September 2021, Namibia had only vaccinated about 7.5% of its total population against COVID-19.
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