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
|TRUE||Claim by Joe Biden (D): “The border wall — the money was appropriated for the border wall. I tried to get to them to reappropriate it, to redirect that money. They didn’t. … I can’t stop that.”
FactCheck.org rating: True
|Claim by Naturopath Aaron Lewis: COVID-19 vaccines can be sexually transmitted to unvaccinated people; vaccines cause blood discoloration and weaken immune system
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Available COVID-19 vaccines don’t use technologies that allow viral shedding. There is no biological mechanism that explains how the vaccine would be transferred from one person to another during sexual intercourse. There is no available scientific evidence supporting the claims that COVID-19 vaccines cause blood discoloration or weaken the immune system.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: New York Attorney General Letitia James and Judge Arthur Engoron valued Mar-a-Lago at $18 million.
Politifact rating: False (New York officials did not determine the value of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. The property appraiser in Palm Beach County, where the estate is located, assessed the property and determined its value. In evaluating the property, Palm Beach County officials account for Mar-a-Lago’s being a deed-restricted private club. Unlike a private home, the property’s value is determined by the amount of income it generates as a club.)
|FALSE||(International: Ukraine): Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska spent $1,100,000 on Cartier jewelry and got a salesperson fired in the process during a visit to the U.S. with her husband, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in September 2023.
Snopes.com rating: False
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