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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

Claim by Colin Allred (D): “You’ve had over 2 million women drop out of the workforce during this pandemic.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (If you extend that time frame to October 2021, there is nearly 1.8 million fewer women in the labor force between February 2020 and October 2021, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.)

Allred says fewer women are in the labor force because of the pandemic

FALSE Claim by Social media posts: Placing essential oils in your navel can help with a variety of health problems.

Australian Associated Press rating: False. (While essential oils may bring a placebo effect, applying them to the belly button is quackery.)

Benefits of essential oils poured into mythical gland is navel gazing

Claim via Social Media: Biden Failed To Acknowledge Waukesha Christmas Parade Killings

Lead Stories rating: False (Did Discuss It)

Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Fail To Acknowledge Waukesha Christmas Parade Killings

Claim by Rick Scott (R): An increase in Medicare Part B premiums means “America’s seniors are paying the price for Biden’s inflation crisis.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Medicare officials cited three main factors for the increase: rising health care costs, a move by Congress last year that held the premium increase to just $3 a month because of the pandemic and the need to raise money for a possible unprecedented surge in drug costs. Inflation was not on that list.)

Florida Sen. Rick Scott off-base in claim that Medicare premiums are rising due to inflation

Claim by Video Shows Priest Dying Suddenly After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccination

Lead Stories rating: False (Passed Out)

Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Priest Dying Suddenly After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccination — He Fainted

Brighteon Rating

FALSE (International: Australia): claims to show Australian police beating a person in a wheelchair during a protest against COVID-19 restrictions.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Video Claims To Show Australian Police Beating Someone In A Wheelchair

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Media Bias Fact Check was founded by Dave Van Zandt in 2015. Dave is a registered Non-Affiliated voter who values evidence-based reporting.

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