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
Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC
|FALSE||Claim by Donald Trump (R): Gas prices were “$1.86 when I left” the White House.
PolitiFact rating: False (The national average price for gasoline when Trump left the White House was $2.38, or about 28% higher than what he said it was.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Gasoline is $2.10 in Russia, $0.78 in Kuwait and $0.98 in Saudi Arabia.
USA Today rating: False (this was true in 2005, but not now)
|Claim by Alex Berenson: Vaccinated people under 60 in England “are dying at twice the rate of unvaccinated people the same age. … I don’t know how to explain this other than vaccine-caused mortality.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (The government agency that produced the report cited in the claim says the report’s data do not back up the claim.)
|Claim via Social Media: 5G Millimeter Waves Causes Health Problems In Humans.
Lead Stories rating: False (No Evidence)
|FALSE||Claim by Social media posts: Symptoms of the omicron variant include “Heart failure, Arrhythmia, Heart inflammation, Blood clots, Strokes, Peripheral Nerve Damage, Multi Organ Failure,” and are actually caused by COVID-19 vaccines.
FactCheck.org rating: False (Outside of very rare cases of heart inflammation, there is no evidence of the others)
|FALSE||(International: Ethiopia): Images show weapons seized in Debre Sina, Ethiopia.
AFP Fact Check rating: False (image from 1991 civil war)
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