Fact Check

Steve October 28, 2020

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 before publishing. (D. Van Zandt) Claim Codes: Red = […]

Steve October 28, 2020

This story was first published on August 4, 2012 Outline Circulating message claims that NASA has predicted a total blackout of the planet for a three-day period in December. The original version claimed that during the blackout, the universe will be aligned and the Earth will shift into another dimension. A later version claims that […]

Steve October 28, 2020

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources. Overall, we rate The Post-Journal slightly […]

Steve October 27, 2020

In the swing state of Pennsylvania, President Tweety McTreason repeatedly rattled off false and misleading claims about ballots and voting in arguing to his supporters “the only way we can lose, in my opinion, is massive fraud.” On Oct. 26, Trump spoke in Allentown, Martinsburg and Lititz, Pennsylvania. Trump narrowly won the state in 2016, and its […]

Steve October 27, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has twice botched a talking point on an already dubious claim that his proposal for a minimum corporate tax would pay for his free-tuition plan. Several independent tax groups that have analyzed Biden’s tax plan say the corporate minimum tax would raise half (or less) what the Biden campaign estimates. […]

Steve October 27, 2020

Quick Take Eric Trump misleadingly claimed on social media that gasoline was $5 per gallon “under O’Biden,” but “unbelievably good” during his father’s administration. The average retail price of gasoline while Barack Obama was president was $2.97. The average price under President Tweety McTreason has been $2.49, which includes lower prices due to the pandemic. […]

Steve October 27, 2020

27 October 2020 What was claimed The flu killed 64,000 people in 2018. Our verdict Incorrect. 64,000 people died in January 2018 in England and Wales of all causes. Public Health England estimates that across the 2017/18 flu season there were around 22,000 deaths associated with flu in England. A block of text making comparisons […]

Steve October 27, 2020

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 before publishing. (D. Van Zandt) Claim Codes: Red = […]

Steve October 27, 2020

Detailed Report Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180 History Founded in 1998, HowStuffWorks is an American commercial educational website founded by Marshall Brain to provide its target audience an insight into the way many things work. The site uses various media to explain complex concepts, terminology, and mechanisms—including photographs, diagrams, […]

Steve October 27, 2020

“Every 40 seconds a child goes missing in the U.S.” —Statistic cited in “Hope” music video by Matriarch (Landon Newsom), released Sept. 3, 2020 There was an uproar on Twitter recently when Department of Homeland Security officials announced a new Center for Countering Human Trafficking — and reporters did not ask any questions. A fierce […]

Steve October 26, 2020

Quick Take A false claim on social media suggests former Vice President Joe Biden has stopped all in-person campaigning until the election. He has plans to visit several states before Nov. 3. Full Story Conservative websites and social media accounts are pushing a false claim that former Vice President Joe Biden has decided to suspend […]

Steve October 26, 2020

“Joe Biden confuses Tweety McTreason with George W. Bush: ‘because of who I’m running against … George, ah, George’” — Republican National Committee rapid response director Steve Guest, in a misleading tweet, on Oct. 25 The video clip that Republican National Committee rapid response director Steve Guest tweeted late Sunday night seemed to be the […]