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. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. 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: Senior citizens have until Jan. 31 to apply for “free dental work” under a recently announced Medicare “stimulus.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (No such program, though Democrats wanted but failed to expand Medicare coverage to include dental benefits in the Build Back Better bill.)
|Claim by Occupy Democrats: Fox News avoids lawsuits by claiming that “it’s NOT real news, but rather ‘entertainment.’”
The Dispatch rating: Mostly False (Fox claims their opinion shows are entertainment and use that as a defense in lawsuits, however, news programming is not considered entertainment.)
|FALSE||Claim by Jim Lamon (R): The Biden-Harris administration “wants to hand out $450,000 to illegal immigrants.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Asked about the potential $450,000 payments a few days later, Biden said: “That’s not going to happen.” )
|FALSE||Claim by Multiple sources: South Carolina truckers headed for anti-vaccine mandate rally.
AFP Fact Check rating: False (Charity Parade.)
|Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden received five draft deferments because of his asthma and thus did not serve in the Vietnam War.
Snopes.com rating: Mostly True (Biden received five draft deferments on account of his studies, and after a physical exam in 1968, was disqualified from military service except in the event of a national emergency because of having asthma as a teenager. He never served in the military.)
|(International: Australia): Claim by The Daily Exposé: Australia has recorded 12 times more deaths due to COVID-19 vaccines than from all other vaccines combined over 50 years.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (The claim misrepresents vaccine adverse event reports, which do not show causality. 11 deaths have been linked to COVID-19 vaccines in Australia to date.)
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