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 Jim Justice (R): “Credit card debt is above $1 trillion for the FIRST TIME EVER.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Numerically, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is right that national credit card debt topped $1 trillion for the first time, according to data from the New York Federal Reserve. Focusing on credit card debt’s absolute value ignores that consumer debt is shrinking compared with the broader U.S. economy. Focusing on this number also leaves out that credit card debt accounts for only a modest proportion of all consumer debt.)
|Claim by naturopath Barbara O’Neill: Cayenne pepper is “the most powerful blood thinner”
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (There is no scientific evidence supporting the claim that cayenne pepper is a powerful blood thinner.)
|Claim via Social Media: U.S. President Joe Biden ordered the FBI to make unannounced “knock and talk” visits to the homes of over 100,000 supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Snopes.com rating: False (Made up)
|FALSE||(International: Russia): Claim by RT: “Palestinian officials accused Israel of targeting the facility, while Israel blamed the blast on a wayward rocket fired by the Islamic Jihad militant group, despite a government spokesman seemingly taking responsibility immediately after the strike.”
POLYGRAPH.info rating: False
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