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
|TRUE||Claim by Brian Tyler Cohen: “Iowa Republicans have introduced a bill that would put government-installed cameras in every single classroom to livestream school activities for parents to spy on teachers and children.”
Politifact rating: True (A bill introduced by Iowa Rep. Norlin Mommsen, R-DeWitt, proposes putting cameras in public school classrooms, with exceptions for physical education and special education classrooms.)
|FALSE||Claim by Dr. Christiane Northrup (ob-gyn): Ten countries “announced the cancellation of all quarantine procedures, Corona tests, and compulsory vaccination”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Dr. Northup is a Qanon conspiracy theorist who frequently publishes pseudoscience misinformation.)
|Claim by Christine Drazan (R): “Governor Kate Brown wants to make Oregon’s mask mandate PERMANENT.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True (The state’s health department, Oregon Health Authority, has proposed a permanent mask mandate.)
|FALSE||Claim by dailycaller.com: Biden Administration To Fund Crack Pipes, Heroin.
Lead Stories rating: False (Not funding crack pipes or heroin. It is a grant for safety equipment to prevent burns and disease.)
|FALSE||Claim by Young Americans for Liberty: A study on the NIH website comes to a different conclusion than the CDC about the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19.
FactCheck.org rating: Misleading (The NIH and FDA have said more clinical studies are needed.)
|(International: United Kingdom): Incidences of heart attacks, Bell’s palsy, congenital malformations, female infertility, pulmonary embolisms, neurological abnormalities and cancers have increased dramatically, according to NHS data.
Full Fact rating: False (The figures published in the social media post are based on false US military data, not NHS data.)
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