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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|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Stacey Abrams “lobbied to move” the MLB’s All-Star Game out of Atlanta last year and a music festival this year.
FactCheck.org rating: False (Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams opposed the state’s new election law and gun laws, but she spoke out against corporations using economic sanctions to protest the laws.)
|Claim via Social media: Video shows Rand Paul with evidence that Nancy Pelosi committed treason.
USA Today rating: False (In the first, Paul is shown expressing his support for then-President Donald Trump at the 2020 Republican National Convention. The second shows Paul discussing U.S. COVID-19 policies and vaccination rates in October 2021. The Kentucky senator does not mention Pelosi or treason in either clip.)
|Claim via Social Media: “$12 billion more for Ukraine on top of $100+ billion while Jackson, Mississippi has yet to receive any funding to fix their water infrastructure.”
Politifact rating: Mostly False (Congress was considering legislation that included $20 million in funding for Jackson, Mississippi’s water infrastructure. The legislation passed Sept. 30.)
|FALSE||Claim by Charlie Kirk: COVID-19 vaccines were “rushed into market”; VAERS shows an “unusual spike in vaccine adverse events”; unvaccinated people shouldn’t be a threat to vaccinated people
Health Feedback rating: False (The COVID-19 vaccines went through the same degree of safety and efficacy testing as other vaccines; they were developed more quickly due to previous knowledge and an unprecedented amount of resources. Choosing not to vaccinate has consequences for others, because it places oneself and others at a higher risk of infection and severe disease, and this increases the spread of the virus within the community.)
|Claim by Viral Image: The WEF said those who complied with lockdown rules will obey a “social credit system”
Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence to support this claim.)
|FALSE||(International: Russia): Claim by Kremlin: Did Volodymyr Zelensky Call On NATO to Start Nuclear War With Russia?
Newsweek rating: False (No)
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