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 via Social Media: The Brain Has 7 Minutes Of Activity After Death.
Lead Stories rating: False (Brain Dies Too)
Fact Check: NO Evidence There’s ‘7 Minutes Of Brain Activity Left’ After Death | Lead Stories
|Claim by Social media: CDC withdraws use of PCR test, admits it can’t tell flu from COVID-19.
USA Today rating: False
Fact check: The CDC’s PCR test will be withdrawn after Dec. 31
|TRUE||Claim via Social Media: The Alexa voice on an Amazon Echo device challenged a 10-year-old girl to touch a penny to the exposed prongs of a plug halfway inserted into an electrical socket.
Snopes.com rating: True
Yes, Alexa Challenged a Girl To Touch a Penny to an Electrical Socket
|Claim by Viral Rumor: the new CNN program hosted by journalist Chris Wallace debuted with the “lowest ratings in cable news history.”
Check Your Fact rating: False (Wallace’s CNN+ show has not started yet.)
FACT CHECK: Viral Facebook Post Claims Chris Wallace’s First Show On CNN+ Got The ‘Lowest Ratings In Cable News History’
|FALSE||Claim by Viral Post: flu cases being instead counted as COVID-19 cases was the reason for low flu activity during the 2020-2021 flu season.
Check Your Fact rating: False
FACT CHECK: Viral Post Makes Inaccurate Claim About The 2020-2021 Flu Season And COVID-19
|FALSE||(International: India): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has said recently that he feels the BJP might come to power in UP.
The Quint rating: False
‘BJP Might Come To Power’: Mulayam Singh’s Statement From 2015 Shared Now
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I am curious about your review of WTOM TV in Lansing Mi. In fact there is no such TV station in Lansing. I’ve lived here over 50 years. There hasn’t been one since nor ever before that. Jack Midgley, Lansing Mich. Fact Checked!