Fact Check

Steve October 18, 2021

18 October 2021 What was claimed Tesco is sacking 4,300 staff. Our verdict There is no evidence Tesco is sacking 4,300 staff. Tesco has confirmed this is not true. A post shared 29,000 times on Facebook claims that Tesco is sacking 4,300 staff and relates this to the use of self-service checkout machines. There is […]

Steve October 18, 2021

Home Fact Check Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check October 18, 2021 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 […]

Steve October 18, 2021

The Lesson Newton Taught Us About Market Physics (How to Calculate the Madness of Men) Isaac Newton didn’t just buy the top in the South Sea bubble. He bought early, sold for a modest profit, then bought back in near the top after seeing others get rich, only to sell near the bottom for a […]

Steve October 18, 2021

Opinions and Insight on Truth and Facts Truth and facts have a lot in common, but they are not exactly the same. Truth is something that is the case. Facts are true statements. Truth is best described using facts and logical reasoning.[1][2] Here is an example of facts pointing to truth by way of logical […]

Steve October 18, 2021

SciCheck Digest While some specifics of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates haven’t been determined, misleading claims about who will be “exempt” have circulated online. Employees at the White House and in agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services are subject to Biden’s executive order requiring federal employees to be vaccinated. Could a […]

Steve October 18, 2021

Quick Take U.S. ports slowed by pandemic-induced labor and equipment shortages cannot keep up with Americans’ demand for imported goods, resulting in cargo ship backups on both coasts. But social media posts, without citing evidence, falsely claim the Biden administration is purposely “orchestrating” product shortages. Full Story Cargo ships are backed up in record numbers at U.S. ports, […]

Steve October 18, 2021

Infectious disease experts say low vaccination rates, resistance to protective measures such as wearing a mask and the highly transmissible delta variant are driving the current surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. But with numerous Republicans criticizing the Biden administration for the rise of immigrants, some of whom are COVID-19-positive, many Americans — particularly […]

Steve October 18, 2021

To help detect unreported income and narrow the gap between federal taxes collected and owed, the Biden administration has proposed expanding annual reporting requirements for banks and other financial institutions to include the total amounts of money flowing in and out of all business and personal accounts worth at least $600. “We’re simply asking to […]

Steve October 18, 2021

Summary The statistics for the entirety of Donald Trump’s time in office are nearly all compiled. As we did for his predecessor four years ago, we present a final look at the numbers. The economy lost 2.9 million jobs. The unemployment rate increased by 1.6 percentage points to 6.3%. Paychecks grew faster than inflation. Average […]

Steve October 18, 2021

CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE 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 Climate Etc as a pseudoscience website due to its promotion of anti-climate […]

Steve October 18, 2021

Four scientists analyzed the article and estimated its overall scientific credibility to be ‘high’. more about the credibility rating A majority of reviewers tagged the article as: Accurate. SUMMARY An article published in CNN discusses observations made by scientists stationed at the highest point on the Greenland ice sheet. Reporting on a summary released by […]

Steve October 18, 2021

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 October 18, 2021

Eight scientists analyzed the article and estimate its overall scientific credibility to be ‘very low’. more about the credibility rating A majority of reviewers tagged the article as: Flawed reasoning, Misleading. SUMMARY In April 2021, Gregory Wrightstone published a “sponsored” article in The Washington Times titled “There is no climate emergency”. Scientists who evaluated the […]

Steve October 17, 2021

Home Fact Check Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check October 17, 2021 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 […]