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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|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Ivermectin “has been very effective against COVID-19 and shown to outperform at least 10 other drugs, including Paxlovid.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (Paxlovid, Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral pill, has been shown to prevent severe COVID-19 and death. An online post alleging the drug is a “fraud” and “should be taken off the market” neglects to mention this important information, and falsely says ivermectin is superior.)
Post Omits Paxlovid’s Ability to Protect Against Severe COVID-19, Death
|Claim via Social Media: Video shows Arizona midterm election ballots spilling down an escalator.
USA Today rating: False (No)
Fact check: No, video doesn’t show spilled Arizona midterm ballots
|Claim via Social Media: A Terminator gene exists that removes seeds from produce and seedless fruits causes infertility in human consumers.
Lead Stories rating: False (Plants are not humans. It does not sterilize humans)
Fact Check: Seedless Fruits Do NOT ‘Sterilize’ Humans — NO ‘Terminator Gene’ Removes Seed From Fruits
|Claim by James Comer: “At a time when Americans are suffering from high energy prices because of this administration’s terrible energy policy, we found evidence that Hunter Biden and Joe Biden were involved in a scheme to try to get China to buy liquefied natural gas.”
The Washington Post rating: No evidence yet
Analysis | Dissecting GOP claims about Hunter Biden deals allegedly involving his father
|TRUE||Claim by Ron Filipkowski: Trump’s Thanksgiving ‘Truths’ Did Not Mention ‘Thanksgiving’
Newsweek rating: True
Fact Check: Did Trump’s Thanksgiving ‘Truths’ Not Mention ‘Thanksgiving’?
|FALSE||(International: Russia): Russian Ex-President Medvedev Offered To Supply Poland With ‘The Best Air Defence Systems’ In November 2022
Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Tweet)
Fact Check: NO Evidence That Russian Ex-President Medvedev Offered To Supply Poland With ‘The Best Air Defence Systems’ In November 2022
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