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 via Social Media: A new, potentially harmful, chemical found in the atmosphere is linked to ‘chemtrails’.
Full Fact rating: False (There is no evidence that the chemicals called hydrotrioxides found in the atmosphere have anything to do with the chemtrails conspiracy theory.)
|Claim by Viral Image: purportedly shows the Guadalupe River in Texas crowded with people in floats.
Check Your Fact rating: False (The picture was captured several years ago in Finland, not in Texas recently.)
|FALSE||Claim by Barbara Gaskins (D): “The N.C. GOP came out in support of Sen. [Rick] Scott’s extremist policy to ‘Rescue America.’”
Politifact rating: False (There’s no evidence the NC GOP endorsed his plan, and its chairman says they don’t plan to.
|FALSE||Claim by Viral Image: claims a recent volcanic eruption at Mount Etna emitted 10,000 times more carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere than mankind has in its entire history on Earth.
Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence to support such a statement. Volcanologists agreed the claim is false.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: 84 Members Of Congress Were Arrested For Drunk Driving.
Lead Stories rating: False (Didn’t Happen)
|FALSE||(International: India): Post claims Muslim men open fire in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh during recent protests.
boomlive.in rating: False
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