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 Charlie Kirk (R): For climate change environmentalists, “not a single one of their predictions ever come true.”
Politifact rating: False (Many climate predictions have come true, such as the pace at which Earth is warming.)
Many climate predictions do come true
|FALSE||Claim by Donald Trump Jr.: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused Donald Trump’s “request for a national guard presence” during the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
The Dispatch rating: False (Debunked many times: The speaker of the House does not have the power to block an order from the commander in chief.)
Fact Check: Did Pelosi Reject Trump’s Request for National Guard Troops on January 6?
|Claim by Raphael Warnock (D): “Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die (from maternal mortality) even when they have the insurance and the income.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Studies have shown Black-white disparities for maternal mortality similar to what Sen. Raphael Warnock said, but they did not control for income or insurance status.)
Is the Black-white disparity in maternal mortality as big as Raphael Warnock said?
|Claim via Social media: Greenland ice sheet is recovering, past melting was from ‘natural warming’
USA Today rating: False (The ice sheet continues to melt due to human-caused global climate change.)
Fact check: Greenland ice loss continues due to CO2 emissions
||Claim by A Better Wisconsin Together: Says Tim Michels “opposes closing the loophole that allows domestic abusers to buy guns.”
PolitiFact rating: True (Michels on a radio show said, “You just can’t have somebody make a complaint against you, and you’re right. You’re right, your Second Amendment right be taken away. Now, that won’t happen here in Wisconsin, when I’m governor.” At a televised town hall meeting, Michels said, “I want to make sure that law-abiding gun owners aren’t having their guns confiscated because an angry ex, ex-spouse, makes a complaint.”)
Better Wisconsin Together on target with ad on Michels and gun law loophole
|FALSE||(International: Philippines): Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte took steps to punish the University of the Philippines system for not implementing orders to conduct face-to-face classes
VERA Files rating: False
VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video FALSELY claims Marcos-Duterte took action against UP Diliman for disobeying face-to-face classes order
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