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 by Mauro Garza (R): “They call” Jan. 6 “an insurrection,” but “were FBI agents used as political agitators?”
Politifact rating: False (Despite repeated claims, there is no evidence that the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was instigated by FBI agents.)
GOP Texas House candidate repeats false claim that FBI agents instigated Jan. 6 attack on US Capitol
|FALSE||Claim by Dan Bongino via youtube: Dan Bongino’s Graphic Of Unhealthy U.S. Cities Run By Democrats
Lead Stories rating: False (The graphic he shared titled, “Top Ten Most Unhealthy U.S. Cities,” listed 10 cities that are actually the healthiest in the country. Fox News removed the graphic when the segment was aired later in the evening.)
Fact Check: Dan Bongino Used Wrong Places In Graphic Of Unhealthy US Cities Run By Democrats
|FALSE||Claim by Joe Biden (D): “You couldn’t buy a cannon” when the Second Amendment was passed.
FactCheck.org rating: False (Actually, you could.)
|FALSE||Claim by Viral Image: A post shared on Instagram alleges Pfizer advised against unprotected sex up to 28 days after receiving the second dose of its COVID-19 vaccine due to potential reproductive risks.
Check Your Fact rating: False (The document featured in the post is part of Pfizer’s 2020 vaccine clinical trial guidelines. There is no evidence that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has any negative effects on reproduction.)
FACT CHECK: Did Pfizer Recommend Against Unprotected Sex After The Second Dose Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine Due To Reproductive Risks?
|Claim via Viral Image: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “I don’t need truckers. I get my food from the grocery store.”
Politifact rating: False (Not her quote – satire)
|(International: South Korea): Korean has been adopted as an official language of the UN.
AFP Fact Check rating: False
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