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 Party of Florida: Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist and President Biden “teamed up” to “hire 87,000 new IRS agents to audit the middle class,” and Crist “supported Biden’s agenda to defund the police.”
FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (neither support defunding the police. Both men supported funding for the IRS to potentially hire tens of thousands (87,000) of new employees — most of whom would work in customer service, not tax auditing.)
|MISLEADING||Claim via Social Media: Consuming turpentine will kill parasites.
Health Feedback rating: Misleading (It could also kill you.)
|FALSE||Claim by Donald Trump (R): “I ended [Nord Stream 2],” a pipeline that sends gas from Russia to Germany. “Can you imagine? [President Joe] Biden came in and he opened up the pipeline.”|
|Claim via Viral Video: “Finally! Mayorkas To Jail As Sen. Kennedy Uncovers NEW Evidence Related To HUNTER Biden’s Laptop,”
Reuters Fact Check rating: False (Throughout this speech, Kennedy was critical of the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden and did not refer to Mayorkas, Hunter Biden, a laptop or purported “new evidence.”)
|FALSE||Claim by Charlie Crist (D): Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “wants to ban abortion.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (DeSantis placed limits on abortions but did not propose banning them.)
|FALSE||(International: Nigeria): Claim by Punch newspaper: “Nigeria’s latest maternal mortality ratio is 512 per 100,000 live births.”
Africa Check rating: Incorrect (Unproven)
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