Fact Check

Steve May 23, 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 appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require […]

Steve May 22, 2022

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 May 22, 2022

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 […]

Steve May 21, 2022

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 May 21, 2022

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check These media sources are moderate to strongly biased toward liberal 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 information reporting that may […]

Steve May 20, 2022

SciCheck Digest A nonprofit recently reported that, since 2009, the National Institutes of Health and many of its scientists received an estimated $350 million in royalties for developing experimental treatments. Some kept the money, but Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that he donates royalties he receives to charity — a detail left out of some […]

Steve May 20, 2022

Quick Take A Mississippi-based nonprofit has sent shipments of baby formula to Ukraine since Russia invaded the country. A social media post misleadingly suggests the shipments are responsible for the formula shortage in the U.S. But the shortage has been due to supply chain problems, a product recall and the temporary closure of a manufacturing […]

Steve May 20, 2022

A story published in The Times about the rising number of monkeypox cases claims that smallpox is “the only disease eradicated by humans”. This is not the case, despite similar statements being made elsewhere. Rinderpest—also known as cattle plague, steppe murrain or contagious bovine typhus—was a highly contagious disease that infected ruminant animals, primarily cattle […]

Steve May 20, 2022

20 May 2022 What was claimed 72,000 jobs have been delivered by Crossrail. Our verdict That figure’s close to TfL’s official estimate. Downing Street says the PM’s claim was based on comments from Crossrail CEO Mark Wild, who actually said 75,000 people have worked on the wider Crossrail project. “I thought it was fantastic by […]

Steve May 20, 2022

20 May 2022 What was claimed White vapour lines in the sky are chemtrails, not clouds. Our verdict The lines are not chemtrails, but clouds of ice crystals left by aeroplanes, known as contrails. A Facebook post which claims that a number of long white lines of vapour in the sky are “chemtrails” is inaccurate. […]

Steve May 20, 2022

“Most Britons will have lost obesity battle in 20 years.” A headline in the Daily Express on 19 May, also published online, claims that most Britons will have “lost obesity battle” in 20 years. While the wording isn’t entirely clear, if this means that the majority of Britons will be obese in 20 years time, […]

Steve May 20, 2022

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 May 20, 2022

A recent U.N. report notes that drought was responsible for approximately 650,000 deaths between 1970 and 2019, with 90% occurring in developing countries. Economic losses associated with drought have also been counted in the hundreds of billions USD over the last decade. The report states that human-caused climate change is expected to worsen drought conditions […]