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.
|Claim by Joe Manchin (D): “WV families making less than $400K & small businesses will NOT be targeted by the IRS.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Treasury and IRS officials have consistently confirmed that the new resources allocated to the IRS under the law will be focused on audits of the highest-earning Americans, which makes it stated government policy.)
|FALSE||Claim by Conservative Review and Children’s Health Defense: Kaiser admitted that risk of covid-19 infection increases with each shot
Lead Stories rating: False (Cherry-picked the study’s findings and twisted the results to misrepresent the effectiveness of the Moderna vaccine.)
Fact Check: Kaiser Did NOT State Risk Of COVID-19 Infection ‘Increases With Each Shot’
Conservative Review Rating, Children’s Health Defense Rating
|MISLEADING||Claim by Club for Growth Action: Independent Senate candidate Evan McMullin of Utah said that “the Republican base is racist.”
FactCheck.org rating: Misleading (He said some and not the majority: “there is an element of the Republican base that is racist.”
Ad from Super PAC Misleadingly Edits Utah Candidate’s Comments About Republican Base
|Claim by Viral Image: Elon Musk tweeted that he would pay for Alex Jones’ legal damages.
Check Your Fact rating: False (There is no evidence of this tweet on Musk’s verified Twitter account or any credible news reports to verify his making such an offer.)
FACT CHECK: Did Elon Musk Tweet That He Intends To Pay Alex Jones’ Legal Damages?
|Claim by Charlie Crist (D): “When I was your governor, we reduced insurance rates by 10%.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True (Statewide, homeowners’ insurance premiums declined 10% from 2007 to 2010, Charlie Crist’s first and last full year as governor. Experts hesitated to give Crist full credit for the reduction, saying a large share of the rate decrease was because of revisions made to Florida’s windstorm mitigation credits in 2006.)
|FALSE||(International: New Zealand): New Zealand Police is considering an inquiry into deaths linked to COVID-19 vaccinations.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (Police say they have no plans to investigate alleged COVID-19 vaccine deaths.)
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