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. 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 Joe Biden (D): On Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s loss in the Virginia governor’s race: “no governor in Virginia has ever won when … he or she is the same party as the sitting president.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (McAuliffe, himself, was elected governor of Virginia in 2013, when Democrat Barack Obama was president (and Biden was vice president)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: “Scientists say this map represents the US in 30 years if we don’t reverse climate change.”
Politifact Rating: False (It was not intended as a prediction or depiction of what the U.S. could look like in 30 years due to climate change. But it has been used on social media to make that claim.)
|Claim by Dennis Prager: Infection-induced immunity is “by far the more robust immunity that one can have against COVID-19”
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Infection-Induced Immunity is effective, but there is no concrete evidence that it is more effective than the vaccine.)
|FALSE||Claim by Tucker Carlson: “DEA agent Mark Ibrahim was forced from his job and later indicted simply because he was near the Capitol protest on Jan. 6.”
PolitiFact rating: False (Ibrahim was indicted because he brought a gun with him onto Capitol grounds and then made false statements to federal agents.)
|Claim via Social Media: The White House referred to Christmas trees as holiday trees.
USA Today rating: False
|FALSE||(International: New Zealand): Eighty percent of pregnant women in NZ who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 experience miscarriages.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (There is no evidence of increased rates of miscarriage among vaccinated pregnant women in NZ or elsewhere.)
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