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: Two years ago we were “drilling our own oil for $27 a barrel.” Now, thanks to Joe Biden, we’re “paying $105 a barrel to Russia.”
PolitiFact rating: False (The current, higher prices are largely attributable to Russia’s war in Ukraine and to a sluggish response to energy demands after the pandemic slowdown.)
Social media post on drilling and cost of Russian oil misses the mark on why prices are so high
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Word Gay In Florida Bill Limiting Teaching About Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity In School
Lead Stories rating: False (Gay not mentioned in bill)
Fact Check: Word ‘Gay’ NOT Mentioned In Florida Bill Limiting Teaching About Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity In School
|TRUE||Claim by Rob Ortt (R): “With the ongoing pandemic, our State Park attendance is at the highest it’s ever been.”
PolitiFact rating: True (New York state park attendance rose by over 400,000 visitors between 2020 and 2021. And 2020 had already set an all-time high for state park attendance.)
Did NY state park attendance set a record during the pandemic?
|Claim by waronfakes.com: Zelenskyy refused to evacuate is a fake claim
Lead Stories rating: False (In Kyiv)
Fact Check: NO Evidence President Zelenskyy Left Kyiv In Early March 2022
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Russian President Vladimir Putin “banned” Rothschild-related banks from operating in the country.
FactCheck.org rating: False (A longstanding antisemitic conspiracy theory about the Rothschilds, a European banking family prominent since the 19th century, has been adapted to support the Russian invasion of Ukraine.)
Rothschild & Co. Has Office in Russia, Contrary to Conspiracy Claim on Social Media
|FALSE||(International: China): Claim by “First Voice,” CGTN: “[I]n the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, the U.S. offered security guarantees to Ukraine in exchange for the country giving up its nuclear arsenal … [W]hen push came to shove, the U.S. ignored this commitment.”
POLYGRAPH.info rating: False
China Falsely Accuses US of Betraying Historic Ukraine Security Pact
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