Fact Check

Steve September 29, 2022

President Joe Biden boasted of a decrease in premiums for Medicare Part B as the “first” reduction “in more than a decade.” That’s true. But he neglected to mention the drop follows a large increase the prior year, partly due to anticipated Alzheimer’s drug expenses, which didn’t actually materialize. The seesawing premiums have seniors paying […]

Steve September 29, 2022

“We have taken action by the government stepping in, making sure that nobody is paying fuel bills of more than £2,500.” The Prime Minister told BBC Radio Kent this morning that the government was “making sure that nobody is paying fuel bills of more than £2,500”, and made a similar comment to BBC Radio Leeds […]

Steve September 29, 2022

Home Fact Check Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check 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. […]

Steve September 29, 2022

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check 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 appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require […]

Steve September 28, 2022

SciCheck Digest Last year, President Joe Biden made a special plea to residents in hurricane-prone states to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in advance of possible evacuations or shelter stays. Now, as Hurricane Ian approached Florida, social media posts recycled an old clip of his comments to misleadingly claim he thinks the vaccines will protect against […]

Steve September 28, 2022

A TV ad from a gun control advocacy group claims Republican Sen. Ron Johnson voted “against funding for the police, preventing local departments from hiring more officers.” But the two votes cited were against trillion-dollar spending bills that included a host of measures, well beyond law enforcement funding. The ad leaves the misleading impression that […]

Steve September 28, 2022

As Hurricane Ian approached Florida, images of “hurricane cakes” purportedly being sold at Publix began circulating on social media platforms: #HurricaneIan I think we’re being warned pic.twitter.com/XLk9by8xTL — Inappropriate Kim (@k9lipstick) September 26, 2022 In addition to photographs of the supposed hurricane cakes, popular text-based tweets referenced the rumor: The six horsemen of an impending […]

Steve September 28, 2022

As Hurricane Ian bore down on Florida in September 2022, old clips of Shepard Smith’s blunt warnings to Floridians about a different storm gained new life online. “So the weatherman just gonna OD on us like that?” read one tweet showing Smith’s October 6 2016 Fox News broadcast as he described the damage that Hurricane […]

Steve September 28, 2022

A post shared hundreds of times on Facebook claims that the “truth” is “starting to unravel” about the Covid-19 vaccines, citing two headlines published by the Express. The first headline reads: “Pfizer vaccine side effects – new documents uncover 158,000 adverse events”. This may suggest that all these adverse events were side effects which is […]

Steve September 28, 2022

Home Fact Check Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check 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. […]

Steve September 28, 2022

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 September 27, 2022

At the Labour conference today, party leader Sir Keir Starmer gave the keynote speech, covering the government’s recent policy announcements, the cost of living and the war in Ukraine, among other things.  We fact check four of his claims below. You can watch back the whole speech here.  “Higher interest rates. Higher inflation. Higher borrowing. […]