Fact Check

Steve September 7, 2022

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check These media sources are moderate 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 reporting of information that […]

Steve September 6, 2022

1 September 2022 What was claimed Drinking tea cuts early death risk. Our verdict This article reports on a study that found drinking two or more cups of tea was associated with a lower mortality risk, but did not prove drinking tea was the cause. “The wonder brew! Tea cuts early death risk”. A headline […]

Steve September 6, 2022

31 August 2022 What was claimed Starbucks stores in the UK are going cashless. Our verdict There is no plan for Starbucks stores across the UK to go cashless. Starbucks runs a franchise model in the UK, and a sign about cashless payments shared widely on social media is from one store. Claims that Starbucks […]

Steve September 6, 2022

31 August 2022 What was claimed A picture shows an injured dog with no microchip that has been found in a local area. Our verdict The dog pictured in the post has not been found injured, but stepped in red hair dye. A Facebook post shared almost 10,000 times claims a missing dog has been […]

Steve September 6, 2022

On September 5 2022, a popular post to Reddit’s r/WhitePeopleTwitter purportedly depicted a fundraising email connected to former United States President Donald Trump: Imagine the type of people who actually subscribe to Trump’s donation emails. from WhitePeopleTwitter An identical screenshot was shared to Reddit’s r/PoliticalHumor on August 28 2022, but neither Reddit post had a […]

Steve September 6, 2022

By Zeke Hausfather. This article was first published on Climate Brief on 2 July 2020. The Earth’s climate has been quite stable over the past 11,000 years, playing an important role in the development of human civilisation. Prior to that, the Earth experienced an ice age lasting for tens of thousands of years. The past […]

Steve September 6, 2022

In early September 2022, images from a speech given by United States President Joe Biden quickly nicknamed the “red speech” — so called because it appeared to be against the backdrop of menacing red lights — began circulating on news sites and social media: BREAKING: Disney+ just released the poster for their newest star wars […]

Steve September 6, 2022

This morning Boris Johnson gave his final public address as Prime Minister on the steps of 10 Downing Street, before travelling up to Balmoral to hand his resignation to the Queen. During his speech, Mr Johnson repeated many of the claims he has made so often over his premiership, including on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, […]

Steve September 6, 2022

1 September 2022 What was claimed Currently bus drivers in Japan are on strike, continuing to drive their routes while refusing to take fares from passengers. Our verdict Although bus drivers did take this industrial action in the Japanese city of Okayama during 2018, the protest has since ended. A post on Facebook which claims […]

Steve September 6, 2022

On 2 November 2021, columnist Marc Thiessen published an article in The Washington Post’s opinion section commenting on climate change and the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland. Thiessen argues that climate change is a “manageable condition humanity can live with” based on a set of claims made by Bjorn Lomborg; however, […]