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
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|Claim via Social media: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is seen in a photo “inside the ballot rooms” during vote tabulation.
FactCheck.org rating: False (The woman pictured is an election observer, not Hobbs.)
|Claim by Mike Lindell: Vote spike charts from 2022 illustrate US election fraud.
AFP Fact Check rating: Unproven
|FALSE||Claim by Kari Lake (R): The COVID-19 vaccine for children is proving to be “not only ineffective, it’s also proving to be dangerous.”
Politifact rating: False (Out of 8.7 million doses given to school-aged children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found only 100 serious reactions to vaccines in 2021. Half of those reactions were temporary vomiting and fever. The CDC saw about a dozen reports involving vaccinated children developing a heart condition called myocarditis that resolved quickly.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: New York State’s Office of Pistol Licensing announced all pistol licenses are now concealed-carry
USA Today rating: False (You have to apply for concealed carry.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Kid Rock posted “Zelensky just bought his parents an $8,000,000 villa, complete with a salt water pool & 3 brand new vehicles.”
Politifact rating: False (not from Kid Rock.)
|(International: New Zealand): Auckland has seen the greatest increase in air pollution, landfill waste and sea pollution in the last 15 years, according to council data.
Australian Associated Press rating: Mostly False (While pollution has increased at a few specific sites, council data shows that overall air and sea quality has been improving.)
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