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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

With Midterms coming up in November, we will be publishing as many politician facts checks as we can find.

FALSE Claim by Senate Leadership Fund and Our American Century: Congressional Democrats gave the IRS funding that would allow it to “extract” $20 billion in “higher taxes” from “lower- and middle-income families.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Uses old report)

GOP Ads Use Outdated Federal Report to Attack Democrats on ‘Higher Taxes’

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Senator Ted Cruz Said He Has Hunter Biden’s Laptop Files.

Lead Stories rating: False (He did not say that.)

Fact Check: Ted Cruz Did NOT Say He Has Hunter Biden’s Laptop Files In This Video

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: “Lifeguard/football player Joe Biden got five draft deferments for asthma during Vietnam.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (President Joe Biden did receive five draft deferments, but they were granted because he was a student, first in college and then law school. Later, Biden underwent a physical exam and received a Selective Service 1-Y classification — which specified that he could be drafted only in a national emergency — because of his asthma.)

Biden didn’t use health excuses to dodge the draft

BLATANT
LIE
CLAIM: Humans and other mammals injected with an mRNA vaccine die within five years.

AP Fact Check: False (There is no scientific evidence to suggest humans or other mammals given an mRNA vaccine die within five years.)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): The 3.7% unemployment rate is “nearly a 50-year low in our country.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (It was lower in January 2020 and July 2022.)

Biden’s Misleading Claims About the Economic Recovery and Unemployment

Joe Biden Rating

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Mail Online: One in five Britons are resorting to ‘DIY dentistry’ due to a drought of NHS dental appointments, according to a recent poll.

Full Fact rating: False (The poll, carried out by the Liberal Democrats, found that approximately a quarter of respondents had failed to get an appointment with their local NHS dentist over the past year. Of those, 21% resorted to either attempting dentistry on themselves, or asked a friend or family member to do it for them.)

Poll didn’t find 20% of Britons are resorting to ‘DIY dentistry’ – Full Fact

Daily Mail Rating

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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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