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 Donald Trump (R): Some of those convicted for crimes related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, “never even went into the building” and were sentenced to “many years” in prison.
FactCheck.org rating: Misleading (That’s true, but those people were convicted for helping to plan the attack or committing violent acts outside the building.)
|Claim via Social Media: A ‘flu bomb’ can cure COVID or other respiratory diseases.
Logically Facts rating: False (Nonsense)
|FALSE||Claim by NYT Conservative Columnist David Brooks: “This meal just cost me $78 at Newark Airport.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Not a typical meal price. A cheeseburger with fries is $17.76 before tax. He had two double shots of whiskey at $22 each.)
|MISLEADING||Claim by Meidas Touch: Did Donald Trump suggest feeding child migrants to alligators?
Newsweek rating: Needs Context (Donald Trump did not propose that migrant children should be fed to alligators. It was an inference from a post that he sent on Truth Social about using alligators as a form of border security, which said they would “WORK FOR FOOD.” It does not appear that this was a serious policy proposal or suggestion, and Trump made no reference to children in the post or elsewhere.)
|Claim by Viral Image: WEF predicted a second pandemic would emerge in September 2023.
Check Your Fact rating: False (The claim is inaccurate. The WEf has never said this.)
|FALSE||(International: South Africa): Claim by South African president Cyril Ramaphosa: “In 1994, only 36% of our people had access to electricity.”
Africa Check rating: Incorrect
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