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 the Congressional Leadership Fund: Following protests in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2020, Democratic U.S. House candidate Hillary Scholten “dismissed the destruction and praised the rioters.”
Politifact rating: False (Scholten posted a statement on Facebook saying that although Floyd’s death was a “grave injustice,” the violence in Grand Rapids would make the community’s efforts to rebuild even harder. She specifically asked protesters to remain peaceful and “not resort to violence and destruction.”)
|Claim via Social Media: Tesla didn’t pay rent to a Supercharger landlord in Beaver, UT so the landlord covered stations in bags
Lead Stories rating: False (Chargers Open)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: The maximum altitude a crewed spaceflight can attain is 620 kilometres.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (The Apollo 13 mission reached an altitude of 400,171km in 1970).
|Claim by Abigail Spanberger (D): “I don’t accept a dime of corporate money.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True (It is correct that she does not personally; however, she does accept contributions from leadership PACs run by politicians that raise some of their money from corporate PACs. Federal Election Commission reports show that 3.4% of the of Spanberger’s campaign receipts for this fall’s election come from leadership PACs.)
|FALSE||Claim by Viral Image: claims a call between President Joe Biden and the head of the FBI has leaked that”proves the raid on Mar-a-Lago was unlawful.”
Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence that any call between Biden and the FBI was leaked.)
|FALSE||(International: Ukraine): North Korea Sends Troops to Fight in Ukraine to aid Russia
Lead Stories rating: False (Recycled Rumor)
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