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
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Former President Donald Trump asked “for troops around the Capitol to make sure everyone is safe,” on Jan. 6, 2021, but was “turned down by the Democrats.”
Politifact rating: False (Several Trump administration officials who have testified before the House select committee investigating Jan. 6 said they never heard Trump request National Guard support before or during the attack. Congressional Democrats did not deny a request for troops. The D.C. National Guard reports only to the president. If such a request had been made, they would not have had the authority to deny it.)
|FALSE||Claim by Keith Olbermann: Trump Appointed Judge Who Approved FBI Mar-A-Lago Raid
Newsweek rating: False (Though Trump was indeed President when the appointment was made, the decision did not have presidential oversight.)
|FALSE||Claim by Rachel Morgan: titanium dioxide in tampons are responsible for reproductive cancers
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (titanium dioxide cannot dissolve in water, meaning that it cannot be absorbed into the blood)
|Claim via Social Media: Food shortages planned by the government AND crops being burned.
Lead Stories rating: False (Prescribed burns to improve soil.)
|Claim by Michael Easley Jr. (D): “North Carolina is among some of the top states in the country for the number of ghost guns that are seized as crime guns.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True (A spokesperson for ATF’s Charlotte division confirmed that North Carolina’s ghost gun confiscation numbers are among the top 10 states for recoveries.)
|FALSE||(International: Australia): The hottest decade on record occurred nearly 100 years ago.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (The hottest 10-year period was from 2012 to 2021.)
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