Each day 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. (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
|Claim by Janet Bewley (D): Says Republican lawmakers delayed COVID-19 testing
Politifact rating: Mostly False (they didn’t pass a bill for 300 days, but delays in testing were due to limited supplies and not Republican inaction.)
|Claim via Social Media: Autism has increased by 30,000% in 50 years, is linked to vaccines
USA Today rating: False (how many times does this need to be debunked)
|Claim by Greg Abbott (R): Texas “could be very close to herd immunity.”
Politifact rating: False (not close, Herd Immunity requires 60% to 80% of the population to be vaccinated or have acquired immunity. Texas is at 30%)
|Claim by CNN: “A third of Antarctic ice shelf risks collapse as our planet warms”
Climate Feedback rating: Accurate (the article does not specify the time frame therefore we rate Mostly True)
|Claim by Tucker Carlson: Tucker Carlson says he can’t get answers to questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
Lead Stories rating: False (Easily Found at the CDC)
|(International: India) Claim: Clip shows Nepali MP criticizing PM Narendra Modi
BOOM Live rating: False
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