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 Citizens for Sanity: Suggests that an immigrant charged with sexually assaulting a child entered the U.S. illegally during the Biden administration.
Politifact rating: False (Christopher Puente did not enter the U.S. during Joe Biden’s presidency.)
Ad falsely suggests immigrant accused of child sexual assault entered U.S. during Biden’s tenure
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Do Republicans Plan to Cap Social Security Age at Age 90?
Newsweek rating: False (Republicans do not currently have a plan to raise the Medicare eligibility age to 75 or to cap it at 90.)
Fact Check: Do Republicans plan to cap Social Security age at age 90?
|FALSE||Claim by Ron Johnson (R): Days after the 2016 deadly shooting of Dallas police officers, “Mandela Barnes … rationalized violence against American police officers.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (He Condemned Attack)
|Claim via Social Media: Articles reported that the same boy died of COVID-19 in three different countries.
USA Today rating: False ( The articles reported on the deaths of a 12-year-old girl, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy.)
Fact check: Articles focus on deaths of three children from COVID-19
||Claim via Social Media: Video shows Dr. Anthony Fauci admitting “he failed Americans during the pandemic when unnecessarily forcing masks.”
Politifact rating: False (In a recent interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci reflected on his recommendation early in the coronavirus pandemic for most people to not wear masks. “If I had to do it over again, of course, I would have analyzed it a little bit better,” he said. He wasn’t talking about his regrets in “forcing masks.”)
Video shows Fauci reflecting on early recommendations to not wear masks
|FALSE||(International: Philippines): French Ambassador to Ukraine Resigns.
Lead Stories rating: False (Did Not Quit)
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