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: A video shows Rep. Jim Jordan threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with “‘possible’ jail time.”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, doesn’t threaten House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with jail time in this video.)
|Claim by Died Suddenly: American sports journalist Grant Wahl died from Covid-19 vaccination.
AFP Fact Check rating: False (an autopsy determined the acclaimed football writer died from a rupture to the main artery that carries blood away from the heart)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: “They removed your ability to go buy firearms the day of election.”
Politifact rating: False (One of the three databases had technical problems on Election Day, causing the system to be unavailable for about an hour. The problem was then fixed.)
|FALSE||Claim by Valentin Bruttel: German Scientist ‘Proved’ COVID Was Made in Lab.
Newsweek rating: False (Scientific consensus is that there is very little evidence to suggest that Sars-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 disease, was man-made or created in a lab.)
|FALSE||Claim by Viral image: “Disney pushes ‘We love Satan’ in new family Christmas movie.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Elves accidentally misspell the word “Santa” as “Satan” in the new Disney+ show “The Santa Clauses,” but shriek when they realize their mistake and quickly correct it. )
|FALSE||(International: Australia): Camps were created for the unvaccinated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (Camps were not created or used to house the unvaccinated.)
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