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
With Midterms coming up in November, we will be publishing as many politician facts checks as we can find.
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|MISLEADING||Claim by Joe Biden (D): The American Rescue Plan “literally turned the economy from one that was in decline to one that’s in recovery.”
FactCheck.org rating: Misleading (The economy was not declining but growing when the ARP was signed. It did, however, speed growth.)
|Claim by Post: claims that former President Donald Trump told his supporters to boycott the 2022 midterm elections because the Department of Justice (DOJ) is treating him unfairly.
Check Your Fact rating: False (There are no credible news reports to suggest the former president made such a comment. The claim stems from a satirical Twitter account.)
|FALSE||Claim by cureus.com: The regular use of ivermectin as prophylaxis for COVID-19 result in up to a 92% reduction in the disease’s mortality rate and also reduces infection and hospitalization?
Lead Stories rating: False (Flawed Study)
|Claim by the Gateway Pundit: “The FDA hid the evidence that HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] was effective in the early treatment of the disease. Hundreds of thousands of people died as a result of this lie.”
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (There are no large clinical trials supporting the use of hydroxychloroquine as an early COVID-19 treatment. Smaller clinical trials found that early treatment with HCQ didn’t provide significant benefits to patients compared to placebo.)
|FALSE||Claim by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R): The “Inflation Reduction Act” will reduce energy production.
Poynter rating: False (It will increase production.)
|FALSE||(International: Russia): Russian airlines ordered to stop selling tickets to Russian men aged 18 to 65.
Lead Stories rating: False (Still Can Flee)
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