The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/13/2023

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

You are viewing this page with fewer Ads
See all MBFC content Completely Ad-Free

Claim via Social Media: Deaths of four alternative medicine doctors show they are being targeted for their ideas.

Politifact rating: False (There is no evidence to support the claim that the recent death of Dr. Rashid Buttar — known for spreading COVID-19 misinformation — and the 2015 deaths of three other doctors were suspicious. Buttar said in a March interview that he had been hospitalized in January, and information shows he had health issues dating to 2016. The 2015 deaths involved natural causes, a suicide and a murder in which the victim’s husband was convicted.)

A COVID-19 vaccine skeptic died, reviving false claims about deaths of alternative medicine doctors

Claim by The People’s Voice: The WHO stated fully vaccinated mothers are having children with heart defects.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Did not happen. Another made-up story from the People’s Voice.)

FACT CHECK: No, WHO Did Not State That Fully Vaccinated Women Are Having Babies With Heart Defects

The People’s Voice Rating

Claim via Social Media: The Wall Street Journal reporting proves that “Pizzagate” is real.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (One of The Wall Street Journal’s reporters dismissed the claims.)

No, The Wall Street Journal didn’t confirm that ‘Pizzagate is real’

TRUE Claim via Social Media: A community with an HOA can force you to fly an American flag.

WCNC rating: True (Yes, if you live in a neighborhood with an HOA, it can require certain decor and architectural elements, like an American flag.)

Can an HOA require me to fly an American flag?

FALSE Claim by RFK Jr.: During the “COVID lockdowns,” the average American gained 29 pounds. rating: False (Misinterprets data as 42% averaged 29 lb weight gain. Others lost weight or gained less or more. The average is less than 29 lbs on the whole.)

Did the Average American Gain 29 Pounds During Pandemic Lockdowns?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by A preprint paper submitted to The Lancet on July 5, 2023, found that 74 percent of the deaths in the autopsies it reviewed were caused by the COVID-19 vaccine.

Lead Stories rating: False (No evidence. The preprint paper never made it past the submission stage with the medical journal because The Lancet said it “violated our screening criteria.”)

Fact Check: Preprint Paper Submitted To The Lancet Did NOT Find 74% Of Deaths In Reviewed Autopsies Were Caused By COVID-19 Vaccine

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact-checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

Follow Media Bias Fact Check: 






The Latest Factual News

Found this insightful? Please consider sharing on your Social Media:

Subscribe With Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to MBFC and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 22.8K other subscribers

Be the first to comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 07/13/2023"


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.