Fact Check

Steve January 11, 2021

Six scientists analysed the article and estimate its overall scientific credibility to be ‘low’. more about the credibility rating A majority of reviewers tagged the article as: Cherry-picking, Misleading. SUMMARY The article by Michael Shellenberger was published in full or in part in various media outlets, including Forbes, Zero Hedge, Breitbart, PJ Media, The Daily […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Six scientists analysed the article and estimate its overall scientific credibility to be ‘low’. more about the credibility rating A majority of reviewers tagged the article as: Cherry-picking, Exaggerating, Misleading. SUMMARY The article in The Guardian misleadingly claims that the latest generation of climate models are more sensitive to carbon emissions than scientists previously thought. […]

Steve January 11, 2021

As 2020 draws to an end, we present the 10 most popular stories on our website this year. Seven of the 10 were about the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19. Here is our list, in order: Hospital Payments and the COVID-19 Death Count In the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES […]

Steve January 11, 2021

A TV ad from Republican Sen. David Perdue’s campaign claims a supposed “China scandal” involving his challenger, Democrat Jon Ossoff, “keeps getting worse.” But it’s the distortions of the facts that are getting worse, not any “scandal.” The ad claims Ossoff “could face federal investigation,” but there’s no indication of that. The only support for […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Moderna’s mRNA vaccine is the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. Here, we give a rundown of basic facts about the vaccine and an overview of how it works. Quick Summary Vaccine name: mRNA-1273 Design type: mRNA Dose number: 2 doses, 28 days apart Efficacy: 94.1% efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Four scientists analyzed the article and estimate its overall scientific credibility to be ‘low’. more about the credibility rating A majority of reviewers tagged the article as: Clickbait headline, Lack of context. SUMMARY This article “‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find” was published in The Guardian in October 2020, and has […]

Steve January 11, 2021

After Climate Feedback attached a fact-check rating to John Stossel’s recent video titled “Government Fueled Fires” on Facebook, Stossel published a second video claiming that our rating was inappropriate and unfair. Publishers that correct their content or believe their content was rated incorrectly are able to appeal that decision, in which case the fact-checking partner […]

Steve January 11, 2021

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 11, 2021

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check Sources in the Conspiracy-Pseudoscience category may publish unverifiable information that is not always supported by evidence. These sources may be untrustworthy for credible/verifiable information, therefore fact checking and further investigation is recommended on a per article basis when obtaining information from these sources. See all Conspiracy-Pseudoscience sources. Overall, we rate Vaccine Impact a Quackery […]

Steve January 9, 2021

“I don’t know if the reports are true, but the Washington Times has just reported some pretty compelling evidence from a facial recognition company showing that some of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters. They were masquerading as Trump supporters and in fact, were members of the violent terrorist group […]

Steve January 8, 2021

If you use Facebook Messenger, keep an eye out for posts with the text “Look what I’ve found”.  The posts supposedly link to a “private video”.  Because the message comes from the account of one of your Facebook friends, you might initially believe that it is legitimate and click in the hope of viewing the […]

Steve January 8, 2021

8 January 2021 What was claimed England’s test and trace system cost £22 billion. Our verdict This was the amount allocated to Test and Trace for 2020/21 by the UK government but the actual level of spending has been lower than this. Also some of this money is spent in the other three UK nations. […]