Fact Check

Steve May 27, 2022

27 May 2022 What was claimed Monkeypox is ‘vaccine acquired shingles’. Our verdict Monkeypox is not the same as shingles. They are caused by two completely different viruses. However, the monkeypox virus is related to the one that causes smallpox. There’s no evidence that the Covid-19 vaccines cause monkeypox. Several Instagram posts feature an image […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Placeholder while article actions load “When we passed the assault weapons ban, mass shootings went down. When the law expired, mass shootings tripled.” “There are, quote, ‘real’ gun laws in New York. There are ‘real’ gun laws in California. I hate to say this, but there are more people who were shot every weekend in […]

Steve May 27, 2022

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a viral outbreak once again has health officials concerned. This time, it’s monkeypox, a much less dangerous relative of smallpox. In early May, cases of the disease began cropping up in Europe and other places outside of Central and West Africa, where monkeypox is endemic, including the U.S. Most of the […]

Steve May 27, 2022

27 May 2022 What was claimed Monkeypox is a side effect of the Covid-19 vaccines. Our verdict There is no evidence this is true. Monkeypox is caused by a virus. A post on Instagram claims that the current monkeypox outbreak is a side effect of the Covid-19 vaccines. There is no evidence this is true. […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Home Fact Check Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check 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 check for accuracy […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources. Overall, we […]

Steve May 26, 2022

Quick Take Police are still investigating the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, but as of May 26 they had shared no evidence about the shooter’s gender identity. Despite that lack of evidence, Rep. Paul Gosar and others claimed the gunman was transgender. Social media posts making the baseless claim have shared photos […]

Steve May 26, 2022

“To the best of my knowledge, everybody is getting their passport within four to six weeks.” During Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson responded to questions from Labour leader Keir Starmer about delays to passport processing by claiming that all passports were being received within a maximum of six weeks. This is not correct.  HM Passport […]

Steve May 26, 2022

A post on Facebook claims that online retailer AO is hosting a clearance sale, meaning the price of the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer—usually £399, according to the image in the post—is just £1.78. In fact, both Dyson and AO have told Full Fact that this has nothing to do with them—and both companies say they have […]

Steve May 26, 2022

Democrat Cheri Beasley’s record in North Carolina Supreme Court cases involving violent crime is the subject of competing TV ads in the state’s U.S. Senate race. But neither ad gives viewers all of the necessary context for the claims portraying Beasley, a former state chief justice, as either weak or tough on crime. The National […]

Steve May 26, 2022

26 May 2022 What was claimed Sigmund Freud once said: “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.” Our verdict There is no evidence Mr Freud ever said this. The earliest appearance of the quote appears to be a tweet posted in 2010, […]