Fact Check

Steve January 20, 2022

In a nearly two-hour press conference, President Joe Biden stretched the facts and left out important context on vaccinations, funding for lead pipe removal, child poverty and more. Biden exaggerated his administration’s progress against COVID-19, saying that the U.S. is “adding about 9 million more vaccinations each week.” That number has been around 7 million […]

Steve January 20, 2022

20 January 2022 What was claimed The Metropolitan Police is investigating the Covid-19 vaccine programme. Our verdict The force confirmed to Full Fact there is no criminal investigation and no indication any crime has been committed. Multiple social media posts claim the Metropolitan Police has launched a criminal investigation into the Covid-19 vaccine programme. This […]

Steve January 20, 2022

20 January 2022 What was claimed The UK is now capable of producing 80% of our own PPE. Our verdict This is based on a snapshot figure from a year ago, and doesn’t include gloves which make up around 45% of the UK’s PPE demand. Thanks to the efforts of people across Whitehall, this country […]

Steve January 20, 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 January 20, 2022

Summary A year ago, Joseph R. Biden took office as the 46th president of the United States — inheriting an economy weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic, but with effective vaccines to finally deal with it. To mark Biden’s first year in office, we take stock of how the U.S. has performed under the new president. Here are […]

Steve January 20, 2022

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check QUESTIONABLE SOURCE A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for […]

Steve January 19, 2022

In his second full-length news conference since taking office, President Biden made some incorrect statements or made claims that lacked important context. Here’s a roundup of the statements that caught our attention. “We created 6 million new jobs, more jobs in one year than any time before. Unemployment dropped. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 […]

Steve January 19, 2022

19 January 2022 What was claimed Japan has dropped Covid-19 vaccine mandates. Our verdict Japan never enforced a Covid-19 vaccine mandate. Its government websites clearly state vaccination is encouraged but optional. What was claimed Myocarditis has been listed on Covid-19 vaccine labels in Japan as a potential side effect. Our verdict This is true. However, […]

Steve January 19, 2022

19 January 2022 What was claimed Only 3,774 people under 65 have died of Covid in the UK. Our verdict Incorrect. Up to the end of November 2021, 17,095 people under 65 died of Covid in England and Wales alone. A post on Instagram from 15 January 2022 says: “Did you know that only 3,774 […]

Steve January 19, 2022

19 January 2022 What was claimed We now have 420,000 more people in employment than there were before the pandemic began. Our verdict False. The total number of people in employment, including the self-employed, is 600,000 lower than before the pandemic began. “We now have 420,000 more people in employment than there were before the […]

Steve January 19, 2022

Quick Take CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has reported extensively on the growing popularity of cannabis-based products. But a social media post, which links to a web page masquerading as a CNN article, falsely claims Gupta is selling cannabidiol gummies. A CNN spokesperson said the content on the page is “completely false” and […]

Steve January 19, 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 January 19, 2022

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check LEFT-CENTER BIAS These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information but […]