Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers who 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 Barbara Dittrich (R): There are “about a half dozen” transgender athletes competing in Wisconsin K-12 schools.
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Dittrich provided two specific examples at the time, and both were found to be adults not competing in school sports. It’s unclear how many — if any — compete in Wisconsin K-12 sports.)
|Claim by Viral Video: A video shared on X claims to show a Hamas rocket hitting a Gaza hospital.
Check Your Fact rating: False (The video is from 2022. It shows a rocket barrage from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a different organization.)
|FALSE||Claim by Jewish Breaking News: An October 2023 video authentically shows students, faculty and other supporters of Palestine demonstrating at the University of Pennsylvania while chanting, “We want Jewish genocide.”
Snopes rating: False (They were chanting, “Israel, Israel, you can’t hide. We charge you with genocide.”)
|Claim via Social Media: The Wall Street Journal reported that the Oct. 17 Gaza hospital explosion was caused by an American missile.
PolitiFact rating: False (Made up claim)
|TRUE||Claim via Social Media: In January 2007, then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden said of fellow Sen. Barack Obama, “I mean, you got the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”
Snopes.com rating: Correct Attribution
|FALSE||(International: Australia): The Australian government is sending tens of millions of dollars to Hamas each year.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (The government provides money to assist Palestinians through the United Nations and various international aid organisations.)
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