Fact Check

Steve April 9, 2021

9 April 2021 What was claimed At the beginning of 2020 there were 4.3 million children growing up in poverty. Our verdict This is correct, according to data on relative poverty after housing costs. Other measures of poverty would show different figures. What was claimed These children live in families struggling to put food on […]

Steve April 9, 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 April 9, 2021

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check These media sources are moderately 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 may […]

Steve April 9, 2021

Whether this statement is misleading depends on how you hear Biden’s words. After Biden’s remarks, some readers immediately complained to The Fact Checker, noting that a person at a gun show engaged in the business of selling guns needs a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and must conduct background checks and file substantial paperwork. Story continues […]

Steve April 8, 2021

In outlining steps his administration would take on gun regulations, President Joe Biden misstated the facts on three existing policies: Biden falsely said that “you can buy whatever you want” at a gun show with “no background check.” Federal firearm dealers at gun shows must run background checks. Private sales between nondealers are exempt from […]

Steve April 8, 2021

Quick Take A video showing Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg departing the White House on a bike was misrepresented by conservative commentators online, with some claiming he “staged” the ride. There’s no evidence for that claim, and the Department of Transportation said he traveled from the department to the White House — a three-mile trip — […]

Steve April 8, 2021

8 April 2021 What was claimed The World Health Organisation confirmed that the PCR test is flawed and all tests with a high cycle threshold (Ct) are invalid. Our verdict False. It reiterated guidance that tests with a high Ct may need to be retested. There are lots of different reasons for high Ct value […]

Steve April 8, 2021

8 April 2021 A number of announcements have recently been made about use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, also known as Vaxzevria. This is due to a possible link between the first dose of the vaccine and a specific type of extremely rare blood clot, occurring alongside a low level of platelets (a component of […]

Steve April 8, 2021

8 April 2021 What was claimed People who are in insecure work or on zero hours contracts are excluded from the government’s financial support for self-isolation. Our verdict These groups aren’t excluded from support but, like other workers, need to be on benefits or have a low income in order to be eligible. “We need […]

Steve April 8, 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 April 8, 2021

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 profit or influence […]

Steve April 7, 2021

7 April 2021 What was claimed The Covid-19 vaccines in use are poorly tested experimental vaccines. Our verdict This is not true. The currently approved Covid-19 vaccines have all been proven safe and effective in clinical trials. What was claimed The reported numbers of cases of Covid-19 are misleading because asymptomatic people with a positive […]

Steve April 7, 2021

7 April 2021 What was claimed A 1989 medical textbook lists the common cold as a disease caused by coronaviruses. Our verdict True but coronaviruses are a family of viruses we’ve known that humans can get since the 1960s. Some cause the common cold. SARS-CoV-2 causes Covid-19. A Facebook post claims to show a medical […]