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
|Claim by Sen. Ron Johnson (R): “By the way, standard gargle, mouthwash, has been proven to kill the coronavirus. If you get it, you may reduce viral replication.”
FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (There is little evidence to support his claim)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: The CEO of BioNTech has not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
USA Today rating: False (CEO was vaccinated)
|Claim by Amy Klobuchar (D): “Over time there have been 160-some carve-outs to the filibuster.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Klobuchar cited independent research that documents roughly that many exceptions, including well-known examples like court and cabinet nominee confirmations and budget reconciliation.)
|FALSE||Claim by Gateway Pundit: “antibodies that people produce against the coronavirus spike protein may lead to myocarditis.”
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The claim is based on a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article. However, the NEJM article doesn’t support the claim)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: “The toxicity of COVID-Omicron is 5 times higher than that of the delta variant, and the mortality rate is also higher than that of Delta.”
Politifact rating: False (Experts say early indications are that the omicron variant might result in milder illness, but they also caution that more information is still needed.)
|FALSE||(International: Canada): Nova Scotia put AEDs in schools because of Covid-19 vaccine side effects.
AFP Fact Check rating: False (efforts to make the life-saving devices accessible in public buildings, including schools, have been ongoing for more than a decade.)
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