Fact Check

Steve June 23, 2021

In the days leading up to the Senate vote on the House-passed elections bill, Republicans offered several misleading talking points about the Democratic bill, and made other statements that required more context. Republicans said the bill would direct taxpayer money to publicly finance federal campaigns. The matching campaign money would come from a new surcharge […]

Steve June 23, 2021

23 June 2021 What was claimed The government has told your GP to hand over your health data, including sexual and mental health data to third parties for payment. Our verdict NHS Digital will start collecting GP data which will include information of this nature, though it will be pseudonymised. NHS Digital says it charges […]

Steve June 23, 2021

23 June 2021 What was claimed The recent deaths of four British Airways pilots could be linked to the Covid-19 vaccines. Our verdict There is no evidence that the deaths were linked in any way, and no information has been provided about their vaccination status. What was claimed British Airways have released a statement telling […]

Steve June 23, 2021

In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias team up to debunk false claims made by a Texas doctor about the two mRNA vaccines authorized for emergency use in the U.S. for COVID-19. The Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines demonstrated in clinical trials and real-world conditions to be highly effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 disease. Despite that fact, Dr. Steven […]

Steve June 23, 2021

Home Fact Check Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check June 23, 2021 Each day 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 […]

Steve June 23, 2021

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check June 23, 2021 These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information […]

Steve June 23, 2021

“Congress passed @POTUS’ American Rescue Plan … which means every family with kids gets a tax cut next month.” — White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, in a tweet, June 22 A tax credit for families with children will increase for one year as part of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, and the […]

Steve June 22, 2021

22 June 2021 What was claimed The World Health Organisation said that women of childbearing age should be banned from drinking alcohol. Our verdict This isn’t accurate. The WHO have said that “appropriate attention should be given to prevention of […] drinking among pregnant women and women of childbearing age”. The WHO told Full Fact […]

Steve June 22, 2021

22 June 2021 What was claimed Charles Bronson has recently assaulted Ian Huntley in his prison cell. Our verdict This is not true. The men are in different prisons. A Facebook post claims that the armed robber Charles Bronson (now known as Charles Salvador) has recently assaulted the murderer Ian Huntley in prison. “Reports Suggest […]

Steve June 22, 2021

22 June 2021 What was claimed You are not exempt from wearing a face covering unless you have a supporting letter from a doctor, and wearing the invisible disability exemption badge is illegal. Our verdict You do not need a doctor’s letter to prove exemption and you may choose, although are generally not required, to […]

Steve June 22, 2021

SciCheck Digest Airlines are encouraging people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine to fly once again. Yet social media posts falsely claim that airline executives around the world are discussing banning vaccinated passengers due to a risk of blood clotting at high altitudes. Experts say there is no evidence of an added risk of blood […]

Steve June 22, 2021

SciCheck Digest A controversial radio show host and blogger misrepresented findings of a published case report to conclude that an 86-year-old man died as a result of being vaccinated against COVID-19. The case report’s lead author said the man died of bacterial pneumonia and “there was not any sign of vaccination side effect.” How effective […]

Steve June 22, 2021

“Thank you and congratulations to Laura Baigert of the Georgia Star News on the incredible reporting you have done. Keep going! The scam is all unraveling fast.” — Former president Donald Trump, in a statement, June 17 False and misleading claims that cast doubt on Georgia’s 2020 election results continue to pop up seven months […]