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
|MISLEADING||Claim by Rebel News: Natural immunity persists for decades; Pregnant women aren’t at risk from COVID-19; DNA plasmids are in COVID-19 vaccines; no evidence that COVID-19 boosters are safe
Health Feedback rating: Misleading (The article cited various studies and sources that allegedly support its claims. But upon closer examination, these sources turn out to be unreliable, unrelated to the claim being made, or even contradict the claim. For example, some studies were represented as evidence that natural immunity persists for decades, when in fact the studies had reported waning of natural immunity months after infection.)
|Claim by Isabel Brown: Americans “currently are making less than at the height of the Great Depression.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Economists say that the scale of deprivation during the Great Depression was vastly greater than today’s economy. One federal statistic that the claim ignores is personal disposable income per capita. After accounting for inflation, income under this measurement is now more than six times higher than it was in 1930.)
|Claim by georgiarecord.com: 222 contributions with “zero donor information” to the campaign of Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis prove there was fraud.
Lead Stories rating: False (Not Required)
|FALSE||Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Under Biden, real incomes have gone down by $7,400 per family. Under President Trump, yearly income went up by more than $6,000.”
PolitiFact rating: False (The gain on Trump’s entire watch was $4,529, not “more than $6,000. The most recent figure available for Biden is for 2021, which represented a drop of $402, not the $7,400 Trump cited.
|FALSE||Claim via Social media: Pilots holding strike signs at LAX due to potential COVID-19 mandates.
USA Today rating: False (The demonstration was unrelated to COVID-19 mandates, according to a spokesperson for the group in the video. It was held to show Southwest pilots’ frustration at not having a new contract.)
|FALSE||(International: Philippines): Jonathan De Santos, former editor of Philstar.com, is an urban operative of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front.
VERA Files rating: False
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