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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|Claim by Tim Ryan (D): Vance “started a fake nonprofit” and “did a poll for himself.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Not fake, just didn’t do well.)
|FALSE||Claim by NTD: Government patents luciferase mark to serve as covid-19 tracker.
Lead Stories rating: False (Pre-Covid Technology)
|TRUE||Claim by GOP Representative Lisa McClain (R): Biden Sold Off More Oil Than Every Past President Combined.
Newsweek rating: True (Biden has released at least 260 million barrels of oil compared to 172 million barrels ordered by other presidents in total. However, it is worth noting that the strategic oil reserve was only created in the 1970s—meaning earlier presidents couldn’t have sold any oil.)
|Claim via Social Media: A House Republican plan says that if the GOP wins the majority, “Retirees who have a pension, IRAs, 401k, disabled veteran benefits will be ineligible for Social Security benefits.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (The screenshot is fake and does not align with language in the actual House Republican plan as published online.)
||Claim via Social Media: Does Mandela Barnes decide who gets paroled?
Repustar rating: No (As lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, Democrat Mandela Barnes has no authority to grant parole to incarcerated people.)
|FALSE||(International: United Kingdom): Claim by expose-news.com: Pfizer documents reveal that COVID vaccination is going to lead to “Mass Depopulation?
Lead Stories rating: False (More crackpottery from The Expose. No evidence.)
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