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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 Benny Johnson: A compilation of images shows what Joe Biden has “done to our country.”
PolitiFact rating: False (A meme shared by conservative commentator Benny Johnson falsely claimed to show photos of “your stores,” “your cities” and “your borders” under Joe Biden’s presidency. Those three photos were all taken either before Biden took office or outside of the U.S.)
Viral meme shared by Benny Johnson features old, out-of-context photos in attack on Joe Biden
|Claim via Social Media: PBS stations are not broadcasting the January 6th hearings.
USA Today rating: False (They are)
Fact check: PBS broadcasting House Committee’s Jan. 6 hearings
|Claim by newspunch.com: COVID Shots INCREASE Risk Of Infection.
Lead Stories rating: False (Vax Protects)
Fact Check: ‘Official Study’ Does NOT Confirm COVID Shots ‘INCREASE Risk Of Infection’ — ‘Vaccines Protect’
|Claim via Social Media: Uvalde School District Police Chief Donated To Biden, Beto O’Rourke.
Lead Stories rating: False (Wrong Pete)
Fact Check: NO Evidence That Uvalde School District Police Chief Donated To Biden, Beto O’Rourke
|FALSE||Claim by Rebecca Kleefisch (R): “Joe Biden’s margin of the less than 21,000 votes in Wisconsin was the tightest of any state in 2020.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Two other states – Georgia and Arizona – actually had smaller margins during the 2020 presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.)
Kleefisch campaign wrong that Wisconsin had smallest margin in 2020 presidential election
|FALSE||(International: Australia): Australia approved a pharmaceutical company to vaccinate its citizens aerially via so-called chemtrails.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (The approval was for an orally ingested cholera vaccine trial. Vaccines can’t be effectively sprayed from an airplane.)
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