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 America First Political Committee: Carlos Gimenez “wants a national database to track you and discriminate against you.”
Politifact rating: False (It would not create a national vaccination database.)
|Claim by toddstarnes.com: 4-Year-Old Cancer Patient Denied Make-A-Wish Over Vax Status.
Lead Stories rating: False (The wish involved flying, which is not allowed for critically ill children. Was asked to pick a wish that did not involve flying)
|FALSE||Claim by Viral Image: Claims that all transactions totaling over $600 made on third-party payment apps like Venmo and PayPal will now be subject to taxes.
Check Your Fact rating: False (The bill does not impose any new taxes and most personal transactions would be exempt from the reporting requirement.)
|TRUE||Claim by Roger Williams (R): “The number of COVID-19 deaths recorded so far in 2021 has surpassed the total for 2020.”
Politifact rating: True (Both Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center data and CDC mortality death certificate data indicate there were more deaths in 2021 than in 2020.)
|FALSE||Claim by Daniel Horowitz (The Blaze): “The shots were not studied in pregnant women”; “we have seen 50 times the rate of reporting [in VAERS] per month of miscarriages for this vaccine than the other vaccines put together.”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Data from several countries show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe during pregnancy. No increase in pregnancy complications or newborn deaths have been observed among vaccinated women.)
|FALSE||(International: Australia): COVID-19 vaccine ingredients are not disclosed.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (Vaccine ingredients are listed on the Therapeutic Goods Administration website and elsewhere. By law, manufacturers must publish these ingredients.)
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