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 Donald Trump (R): “I think that Europe has to do more” in terms of Ukraine aid. “We’re in for $200 billion. They’re in for $25 billion.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (U.S. already has authorized about $113 billion for Ukraine. The European Union, which includes 27 member nations, had “made available over $88 billion. Also, the EU total does not include aid offered by European countries that are not EU members, such as the United Kingdom and Norway.)
|Claim by Leading Report: A software company’s contract allows officials to override election results.
USA Today rating: False (That clause allows county officials to manually update unofficial vote counts on election night in case of failure by the automated system that reports results in real-time, election officials and experts said. They said this action has no effect on the certified results that only become official after they are audited.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social media: There are “over 1,000 missing children in Maui” after the August wildfires.
FactCheck.org rating: False (There are 31 people missing.)
|MISLEADING||Claim by Author Alex Berenson: “vaccinated and boosted people were MORE likely to be hospitalized with the new Omicron variant than unvaccinated people”
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (The claim used CDC’s statistical estimates of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization as supporting evidence. However, it didn’t account for the statistical uncertainty surrounding some of these estimates, which prevents reliable conclusions from being made.)
|Claim via Social Media: JUST IN: Reuters poll numbers STRIKE FEAR in the DNC.. 312 to 226.. America is WAKING UP…
Lead Stories rating: False (User Generated and not from Reuters)
|FALSE||(International: India): Former PM Rajiv Gandhi got married to Sonia Gandhi as per Islamic rituals.
The Quint rating: False
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