Fact Check

Steve October 14, 2021

14 October 2021 What was claimed The risk of a blood clot following a Covid-19 vaccine is worse than the cold or flu symptoms you may experience if infected. Our verdict This overstates the risk of blood clots caused by the vaccine. Furthermore, evidence suggests the risk of clotting and other arterial conditions is much […]

Steve October 14, 2021

14 October 2021 What was claimed Vaccines contain graphene oxide. Our verdict False. The Covid-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide. A post on Instagram claims graphene oxide is in vaccines and can cause clotting and myocardial issues among other ailments. The suggestion is that this refers to the Covid-19 vaccines.  As we have written […]

Steve October 14, 2021

SciCheck Digest Southwest Airlines’ flight cancellations fueled partisan claims over the weekend that transportation workers were protesting COVID-19 vaccine requirements and causing the cancellations. But there’s no evidence that workers staged protests. The Federal Aviation Administration, the airline and labor unions have all cited other reasons. Could a COVID-19 vaccine become mandatory? Could a COVID-19 […]

Steve October 14, 2021

A Republican group’s TV ad falsely claims that President Joe Biden’s tax plans would force the sale of family farms passed on to children due to burdensome taxes. The policy proposed by Biden would tax heirs on the gain in value for assets such as farm land (the current value minus its original purchase price). […]

Steve October 14, 2021

14 October 2021 What was claimed A picture shows mushrooms growing out of the hand of a dead raccoon. Our verdict The photo is staged, and shows a type of fungi (which does commonly grow around decaying corpses) which has been placed in the paw of a dead possum. A photo on Facebook claims to […]

Steve October 14, 2021

Home Fact Check Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check October 14, 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 14, 2021

“Terry McAuliffe’s new proposals will cost the average Virginia family over $5,000. … Terry’s new tax would actually be the largest tax increase in Virginia history.” “That’s right, Glenn Youngkin would bring Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos’s education policies to Virginia … massive cuts to education.” It’s less than a month before the Virginia gubernatorial […]

Steve October 14, 2021

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check October 14, 2021 These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field […]

Steve October 13, 2021

13 October 2021 What was claimed A professor in New South Wales Australia, has said under oath that the Covid-19 vaccines are not vaccines. Our verdict The professor specified that the Covid-19 vaccines used in Australia are not “live vaccines” but did refer to them as vaccines. It’s been claimed on Instagram that a professor […]

Steve October 13, 2021

13 October 2021 What was claimed The ‘P’ on the photo page of passports stands for “pauper” or “peasant”. Our verdict This is not true. The ‘P’ actually indicates that it is a machine readable passport. What was claimed The Queen and her children do not have passports to travel. Our verdict The Queen doesn’t […]

Steve October 13, 2021

13 October 2021 What was claimed GPs are treating 200,000 fewer patients on Fridays with appointment availability getting progressively worse during the week. Our verdict This figure is correct for July 2021 in England, but comes with important caveats. The drop in appointments on Friday is more marked when compared with Monday, when GPs are […]

Steve October 13, 2021

What are you going to believe: Official statements or social media? The Southwest Airlines cancellations over the weekend are a good example of how news travels on two different tracks today. In the part of the United States that relies on traditional media, rumors that the cancellations were the result of a pilot protest over […]

Steve October 13, 2021

Home Fact Check Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check October 13, 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 […]