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
|FALSE||Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Just like the Cuban regime, the Biden administration is trying to put their political opponents in jail, shutting down free speech.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Trump has been the subject of two gag orders, one in a civil case and one in a criminal case. But neither amounts to the Biden administration broadly shutting down free speech.)
|Claim via viral video: purports FBI Director Wray has warned of Hamas attacks in the U.S., with multiple cities including New York and San Francisco potentially being targets
Check Your Fact rating: False (While Wray said the current Israel-Hamas conflict could inspire Hamas attacks in the U.S., neither he nor the FBI has explicitly discussed threats affecting cities such as New York and San Francisco.)
|TRUE||Claim by Ted Cruz (R): “We produce a lot more wind energy in Texas than California does.”
Politifact rating: True (Texas produced more than 114,000 megawatt hours of wind energy in 2022, compared with California’s production of 14,600 megawatt hours that year.)
|Claim via Social Media: A post on X says that Fox News reported former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club had received a foreclosure notice from Deutsche Bank.
Snopes rating: False (Labeled Satire)
|FALSE||Claim by Peter McCullough: “No discernible benefit of covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy”; “higher rate of neonatal and all-cause readmissions among babies born to vaccinated mothers”
Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (Abundant scientific data shows that COVID-19 vaccines effectively reduce the risk of severe disease for pregnant women. The study by Jurgensen et al. cannot be used to assess vaccine effectiveness during pregnancy because it isn’t designed for it.)
|FALSE||(International: Kenya): Claim by Daily Nation newspaper: “Kenya’s suicide rates exceed rates in India.”
Africa Check rating: Incorrect
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