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)
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|TRUE||Claim by Morgan Luttrell (R): “Biden drained America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves to the lowest level since 1984.”
Politifact rating: True (The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve is at its lowest level since 1983, according to federal energy data.)
|Claim via Social Media: A study has found occupants of homes with gas stoves have a 47.3 percent increased risk of cardiovascular events.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (The claim is based on a doctored tweet from a US news outlet. There is no evidence of any such study.)
|TRUE||Claim via Social Media: Roughly 25% of the nation’s debt was incurred during the Trump Administration.
Snopes.com rating: True (A bipartisan package of legislation, passed toward the end of the Trump administration to combat the coronavirus pandemic, added roughly 3.7 tillion to the national debt.)
|FALSE||Claim by Newsmax, Tucker Carlson, and other conservative figures: Document shows that Hunter Biden paid Joe Biden $50,000 a month in rent.
PolitiFact rating: False (This is wrong. The figure in question — $49,910 — matches the quarterly rent for office space at House of Sweden, home to the Swedish and Icelandic embassies on K Street in Washington, D.C.)
|Claim by Julia Musto – Fox News: “Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 possibly more likely to infect those who are vaccinated, officials say”
Science Feedback rating: Lacks Context (The statement that the Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 was “possibly more likely” to infect vaccinated people was intended as a comparison of XBB.1.5 with other variants, not vaccinated people with unvaccinated people. There’s no evidence supporting the claim that vaccinated people are more vulnerable to infection by XBB.1.5. The evidence so far indicates that unvaccinated people are more likely to develop COVID-19 and die compared to vaccinated people.)
|FALSE||(International: United Kingdom): The triple vaccinated are the most likely to die.
Full Fact rating: False (Covid-19 vaccines aren’t 100% effective, so some vaccinated people do still sadly die of the disease. But figures show that deaths involving Covid have been consistently lower for people who have received booster vaccines.)
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