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
|Claim by Joe Manchin (D): “Just in the last four years, $80 billion in federal funding has come to West Virginia — $22 billion more than we’ve ever received.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., actually understated the flow of federal money. West Virginia has received $92.4 billion in federal funds from 2020-2023. That’s about $30 billion higher than during the previous four-year period, and even higher compared with other four-year periods going back to 2008.)
|Claim via Social media: CNN, MSNBC and ‘Big 3’ TV networks didn’t cover Biden impeachment inquiry.
USA Today rating: False (All of the mentioned outlets covered the impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden on Sept. 28. Collectively, the outlets had livestreams, television broadcasts and an array of online articles about the proceedings.)
|FALSE||Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Under ‘Crooked Joe’ Biden, there has been a catastrophic increase in shortages of essential medicines.”
Politifact rating: False (Drug shortages are a complex problem, experts say, and no one person or administration should be blamed. By some measures, shortages increased more under Trump than they have under Biden.)
|FALSE||(International: Australia): Russia and Australia are the only two countries still considered sovereign.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (Around 200 countries meet the criteria to be sovereign states.)
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