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 Joe Biden (D): “Even after accounting for rising prices, the typical American family has more money in their pockets than they did last year.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (The standard metric used for this purpose — per capita, inflation-adjusted personal disposable income — has risen steadily since before the pandemic hit, even when some anomalous quarters during the pandemic are factored out.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social media: Replacing cornfields with solar panels exacerbates climate change.
USA Today rating: False (Solar panels more beneficial for carbon emissions.
|Claim by Elise Stefanik (R): “Over 800 pounds of fentanyl were seized at our Southern Border in October. This is Biden’s Border Crisis.”
FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Yes, over 800 lbs were seized in October 2021; however, in 2020 under Trump 1,171 pounds was seized in October 2020, therefore the so-called border crisis does not seem to have an impact.)
|Claim via Social media: Kyle Rittenhouse filed a defamation lawsuit against LeBron James.
USA Today rating: False (He did not)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Antarctic Ice Is At A New Record Maximum in 2021.
Lead Stories rating: False (Outdated. Antarctic Ice is at average levels)
|FALSE||(International: India): Md. Fayez Ahmad attacked Hindu girl in West Bengal in ‘love jihad’ case.
Alt News rating: False
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