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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. 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

Claim by Mandela Barnes (D): “We have more oil and gas permits than ever before right now.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Federal data shows the number of approved but unused drilling permits peaked in 2021 with more than 9,000 permits. Data for offshore permitting, a much smaller number of permits, shows a decrease in the number since 2006.)

Barnes right that U.S. has more more oil and gas permits than ever before

Claim via Social Media: Monkeypox is a side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine.

USA Today rating: False (Pseudo-Crackpots)

Fact check: Monkeypox is not a side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine, experts say

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Ted Cruz leaks new document obtained from Hunter’s laptop implicating Nancy Pelosi.”

Politifact rating: False (A pair of unrelated clips of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are wrongly described as showing him leaking a document from Hunter Biden’s laptop that implicates House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.)

No, Ted Cruz didn’t leak a document implicating Hunter Biden, Nancy Pelosi

Claim via Social Media: A video shows antifa inside the Capitol building with floor plans and dressed as Trump supporters on Jan. 6, proving the attack was a setup.

USA Today rating: False (it shows Trump supporters dressed as Trump supporters.)

Fact check: Video shows a pro-Trump mob with floor plans inside Capitol building on Jan. 6

Claim by Beto O’Rourke (D): Under Abbott, Texas leads the nation in rape offenses while the rate of arrests for rape has fallen by nearly HALF.

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Texas had highest number of rape offenses in the nation, according 2020 FBI data and estimates. However, Texas does not have the highest rate of rape offenses per 100,000 people. O’Rourke cited the clearance rate for arrests, and the clearance rate did drop by nearly half from 2015 to 2020.)

Texas had highest number of rape offenses in 2020, but did not have highest rate per population

FALSE (International: Hungary): George Soros was banned from Hungary.

Lead Stories rating: False (No Soros Ban)

Fact Check: George Soros Was NOT Banned From Hungary

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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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