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
|FALSE||Claim by Travis Tritt: When elected Georgia governor in 2018, “Brian Kemp was over $7 million in debt.” Kemp “cut a deal” to select Dominion Voting Systems as Georgia’s voting machine vendor and “has never been in debt since.”
PolitiFact rating: False (In 2017, Brian Kemp reported a net worth of $5.2 million, according to his publicly available personal financial disclosure reports. A positive net worth means Kemp was not “in debt” as country singer Travis Tritt claimed. The process to select Dominion as Georgia’s new voting machine vendor in 2019 was led by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, not Kemp.)
|Claim via Social media: CDC says new COVID-19 variant is worse for the vaccinated than unvaccinated.
USA Today rating: False (CDC did not say that.)
|Claim via Social Media: Photos are evidence of “satanism in public schools.”
PolitiFact rating: False (It is evidence that AI can fool people.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Global weather is controlled by secret geoengineering programs using chemtrails and ionosphere heating facilities.
Science Feedback rating: Incorrect (I don’t think an explanation is necessary here.)
|TRUE||Claim via Social Media: South Carolina is the only U.S. state with an all-male supreme court.
WCNC rating: True
|FALSE||(International: United Kingdom): Claim by The Daily Telegraph: Delays to using a defibrillator puts “heart attack victims” at higher risk of death.
Full Fact rating: False (Defibrillators are used in cardiac arrest, not heart attacks. People who have had heart attacks need urgent medical treatment, but not CPR.)
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