Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers who 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. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. When appropriate, we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

TRUE Claim via Social Media: Former U.S. Secretary State Hillary Clinton said of some U.S. citizens in February 2024, “There is a yearning for leaders who can kill and imprison their opponents, destroy the press [and] lead a life that is one of impunity, unbound by any laws.”

Snopes rating: True (Correct Attribution)

Hillary Clinton Said ‘There Is a Yearning for Leaders Who Can Kill and Imprison Their Opponents’?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Joseph Mackinnon (The Blaze): Study shows myocarditis from COVID-19 vaccination carries serious risk of death

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (Multiple studies have shown that the majority of people who develop vaccine-associated myocarditis fully recover without complications. Numerous studies have shown that the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines outweigh their risks. It is COVID-19 that is associated with a greater risk of heart problems, blood clotting disorders, and other complications.)

Claim that myocarditis from COVID-19 vaccines carries serious risk of death is based on flawed study

The Blaze Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: “George Soros worked for Hitler. Klaus Schwab’s father also worked for Hitler.”

PolitiFact rating: False (George Soros was a Holocaust survivor. His father obtained a false identity for him for his safety. There is some gray area on whether World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab’s father was involved in Nazi activities, but there is no evidence he had a high-ranking position in the regime.)

Did George Soros or Klaus Schwab’s father work for Hitler? Here’s what we know

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): “None of it was high classified,” meaning documents found in his possession.

FactCheck.org rating: False (“These documents from fall 2009 have classification markings up to the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level,” according to the report.)

Biden’s Claims About Special Counsel Report on Classified Documents Investigation

Joe Biden Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Robin Vos (R): “The law in Wisconsin (on abortion time limit) is 20 weeks. That is way outside the international bounds.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Wisconsin has a 20-week time frame to obtain an abortion. The majority of European countries have time frames set at 12 weeks, although there is a wide range from 24 weeks in the UK to 10 weeks in Portugal. France is at 14 weeks, as of 2022. But looking outside Europe, Wisconsin is not so “out of bounds.”)

Wisconsin’s 20-week limit on abortion access is really not ‘out of bounds’ internationally

FALSE (International: Russia): In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he finds the U.S.-Mexico border issue “ironically amusing.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (He never said that.)

Tucker Carlson-Vladimir Putin interview exchange on U.S.-Mexico border was fabricated

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