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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 Republican Governors Association: “Governor Tony Evers gave counties the green light to defund Wisconsin’s police departments.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (The RGA cited a GOP bill, vetoed by Evers, that would have reduced state aid to communities that cut spending on police. Evers has explicitly said he opposes defunding police departments and allocated $100 million in federal pandemic relief to enhance law enforcement.)

Democrat Evers didn’t give Wisconsin counties ‘the green light’ to defund police

Claim via Social Media: Wind turbine generators typically only last three to four years.

USA Today rating: False (lasts 20-25 years)

Fact check: False claim wind turbine generators only last 3 to 4 years

Claim via Social Media: “They put” monkeypox in the water in Atlanta.

Politifact rating: False (Monkeypox has been detected in the wastewater in the Atlanta area, where scientists are testing samples to gauge the virus’ prevalence there. Monkeypox DNA winds up in wastewater when running water in showers or sinks passes over the sores of infected people. It’s not being “put” there intentionally by someone.)

Monkeypox in wastewater isn’t evidence of tampering

Claim by Viral Post: claims Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene recently recited a quote from Nazi leader Adolf Hitler about Christianity.

Check Your Fact rating: False (She frequently makes ignorant quotes, but not this one.)

FACT CHECK: No, Marjorie Taylor Greene Did Not Recently Quote Hitler

Claim via Social Media: “Bill Gates and AOC say that a cow emits more pollution than a car.”

Politifact rating: False (Neither Bill Gates nor Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have said cows emitted more pollution than cars.)

Bill Gates and AOC never said cows emitted more pollution than cars

FALSE (International: France): Photo shows sea of abandoned electric cars in France because “it was too expensive to replace the batteries.” rating: False (The photo actually shows a car-sharing company’s storage lot in China. The cars were to be replaced by updated electric vehicles.)

Photo Shows Electric Car-sharing Lot in China, Contrary to Facebook Post

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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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