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 by Viral image: George W. Bush was photographed talking into the wrong end of a phone.
PolitiFact rating: False (This is an altered image. The original shows the former president holding the phone correctly.)
|Claim via Social media: Photos show non-verbal student whose cat identity is accommodated at school.
USA Today rating: False (The photos show a Norweigan adult who claimed to be a cat in 2016.)
|FALSE||Claim by Viral image: The COVID-19 vaccine caused J.J. Watt’s atrial fibrillation.
PolitiFact rating: False (There’s no evidence to support this claim. J.J. Watt has said that he doesn’t know what caused the irregular heartbeat.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: A machine must move 500 tons of earth to make one lithium car battery
USA Today rating: False (The viral image shows coal mining. Heavy mining machinery is not required to produce lithium.)
|Claim by Viral Image: CNN reported that a Uvalde parent received prison time for assaulting an officer.
Check Your Fact rating: False (CNN did not report that.)
|FALSE||(International: United Kingdom): Claim by expose-news.com: The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine causes an ‘Astonishing Drop in Male Fertility.’
Lead Stories rating: False (Brief Drop)
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