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
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|FALSE||Claim by Viral Image: Joe Biden’s comments prove that food shortages are being “done deliberately by the governments of the world.”
Politifact rating: False (Food security experts have warned that the war in Ukraine could cause food shortages. President Joe Biden and other G-7 leaders recently met and discussed how to alleviate such a crisis.)
No, Biden’s comments don’t prove governments are orchestrating food shortages
|Claim via Social Media: Hormonal birth control is associated with “PCOS [polycystic ovarian syndrome], hormonal imbalances, depression, and infertility”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Multiple studies show that hormonal contraceptives don’t reduce fertility. Rather than causing polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), hormonal contraceptives help manage the symptoms of PCOS and reduce long-term risks.)
Social media posts inaccurately link hormonal contraceptives with polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, and depression
|Claim by American Leadership Action: “[Dave] McCormick’s woke Connecticut hedge fund supported Black Lives Matter.”
FactCheck.org rating: Misleading (Denouncing bigotry is not the same as an endorsement for BLM.)
McCormick’s Denouncement of ‘Structural Bigotry’ Not an Endorsement of BLM
|Claim by Viral Image: allegedly shows a Fox News chyron quoting Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi Cruz, as saying, “Ted Does Not Tan His Testicles.”
Check Your Fact rating: False (Fake)
FACT CHECK: Viral Image Shows Fake Fox News Chyron About Ted And Heidi Cruz
|TRUE||Claim via Social Media: Students at a Missouri public school were given a math assignment referencing Maya Angelou’s sexual abuse, sex work.
USA Today rating: True
Fact check: Missouri students were given math assignment about Maya Angelou’s sexual abuse, sex work
|FALSE||(International: Finland): Did Finnish Parliament Vote to Join NATO?
Newsweek rating: False
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