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 Chris Christie (R): claims Donald Trump is barely at 40% in Iowa and is under 40% in New Hampshire, according to the latest polls
Check Your Fact rating: Misleading (Christie was “cherry-picking” data from recent polls. Most polls have Trump over 40% or even 50% in early states.)
|Claim via Social Media: A YouTube video accurately reported that violent protesters in support of former U.S. President Donald Trump stormed a New York City courtroom during his fraud trial on Oct. 2, 2023.
Snopes rating: False (Did not happen.)
|FALSE||Claim by Donald Trump (R): “I saved American auto manufacturing, you know that, in my first term. … When I came into office, the auto industry was on its knees, gasping its last breaths after eight long years of Obama and Biden.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (The Obama administration helped rescue the industry, which increased the number of motor vehicle and parts manufacturing jobs in Michigan by 79,600, or 83%, in those eight years.)
|MISLEADING||Claim by Retired Nurse John Campbell: New study revealed that the mRNA from COVID-19 vaccines is present in breast milk, which could be dangerous for babies
Health Feedback rating: Lacks Context (all data available so far indicate that the vaccine mRNA has little to no effect on breastfed babies. Indeed, it is only detected on occasion, and in very low amounts.)
|Claim via Social Media: You CAN’T opt out of the WEA test. Phones will still go off even in a Faraday cage!
Lead Stories rating: False (You can opt out.)
|FALSE||(International: China): China has passed a law to ban all iPhones.
Check Your Fact rating: False (Only for government employees.)
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