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 Chris Carr (R): Stacey Abrams “supported the MLB boycott.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Abrams even personally lobbied Major League Baseball not to take that step before the league announced its boycott.)
|Claim by Viral Image: claims to show images of an oil well and a lithium mine and alleges that lithium mining is significantly worse for the environment than drilling for oil.
Check Your Fact rating: False (The image featured in the post shows a copper mine, not a lithium mine. Mining experts refuted some of the post’s claims.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: A Mars Rover photo captured by NASA shows a doorway, suggesting extraterrestrial life.
PolitiFact rating: False (NASA officials and Mars experts dismissed claims that the doorway is evidence of extraterrestrial life and said the formation is an unremarkable, naturally-occurring crevice that matches many others seen around the planet.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Apple cider vinegar and thermogenic supplements are effective for rapid weight loss
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Research about the effect of apple cider vinegar on weight loss is limited to a few studies in animals and small trials in humans. The modest effects observed after consuming apple cider vinegar and thermogenic supplements are unlikely to cause very large weight loss.)
|FALSE||Claim by Gary Black (R): Agriculture “is still the No. 1 sector of the economy” in Georgia.
PolitiFact rating: False (Federal data shows that agriculture accounted for about 0.7% of Georgia’s GDP in 2021. That ranked far down the list of biggest industry sectors in the state.)
|(International: Finland): Finland is moving military equipment to the eastern border with Russia
AFP Fact Check rating: False
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