Fact Check

Steve September 27, 2022

The Sun has corrected an article claiming that Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he was “a ‘better politician’ than Keir Starmer”, after being approached by Full Fact. The article misleadingly characterised Mr Burnham’s comments, which made no reference to the Labour leader. Mr Burnham’s comment about being a “better politician” was made during an […]

Steve September 27, 2022

Claims of “rainbow fentanyl” are ushering in the 2022 Halloween season, but the most frightening aspect of the rumors might be how willing lawmakers are to believe them. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has taken up the talking point of “rainbow fentanyl,” calling for $290 million in federal funding to combat an alleged […]

Steve September 27, 2022

Quick Take COVID-19 vaccines have been found to be safe and effective in trials and real-world conditions. Yet an online video baselessly claims a French life insurer refused to pay benefits for a man who died after receiving the vaccine because the insurer deemed it “a medical experiment.” It also falsely claims that the same […]

Steve September 27, 2022

On September 26 2022, an Imgur account shared a screenshot of a tweet attributed to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming): Lol Alongside the post, the Imgur submitter included a link to a September 26 2022 set of tweets. Elements like links to tweets are often overlooked or not immediately visible, and a cursory glance might suggest […]

Steve September 27, 2022

On September 26 2022, as Hurricane Ian entered the news cycle, screenshots of a tweet attributed to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) about gas station lines and electric cars circulated — again: pic.twitter.com/JzsnKOcPWF — MAGA PATRIOT David (@DavidKotiw) September 27, 2022 Text of the tweet (dated “30/08/2019”) followed a familiar template — in which Rep. […]

Steve September 27, 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 27, 2022

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require […]

Steve September 26, 2022

Quick Take Two American carmakers have donated 100 pickup trucks and SUVs to assist with humanitarian aid in Ukraine. But an Instagram post makes the baseless claim that the vehicles were provided at U.S. taxpayers’ expense. Full Story Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, the U.S. has provided Ukraine with more than $15.1 billion in […]

Steve September 26, 2022

In her speech at the Labour party annual conference today, shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves claimed that the Conservative government has failed to reduce the debt and deficit during its 12 years in power. She said: “Have they even got the debt and deficit down? No … It’s 12 years of failure.” It’s true that UK […]

Steve September 26, 2022

26 September 2022 What was claimed The flu vaccine is contaminated with formaldehyde and polysorbate 80. Our verdict Some flu vaccines contain trace amounts of formaldehyde, but not enough to do any harm. Some also contain small amounts of polysorbate 80, but this widely used food additive is only potentially harmful to those with a […]

Steve September 26, 2022

On September 25 2022, a screenshot of a popular tweet apparently showed a dishonest attack advertisement against Rep. Ricky Hurtado (D- North Carolina): Look at this – it’s a comically dishonest political attack in NC. Rep. Ricky Hurtado had his picture taken while picking up trash in his district. His GOP opponent **photoshopped it** and is sending […]