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. 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)
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|Claim by Rita Harris: Florida Senate Bill 2A does not provide “immediate relief” to homeowners dealing with high property insurance rates and “will force some … constituents to pay up to 20% more.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True (To drive consumers back into the private homeowners insurance market, the law will not allow homeowners to renew their coverage with Citizens if they receive an offer from a private insurer that is only 20% more expensive. Mark Friedlander, a spokesperson for the nonpartisan Insurance Information Institute, said the Florida law is not intended to lower premiums for homeowners immediately, but rather to “lay the groundwork” for a stable market.)
|Claim by Kari Lake (R): “We won” the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election.
AFP Fact Check rating: False (No)
|Claim by Elon Musk: “My commitment to free speech extends even to not banning the account following my plane, even though that is a direct personal safety risk.”
Politifact rating: Full Flop (Twitter CEO Elon Musk said in November that he was so strongly committed to free speech he would not ban the account @ElonJet, which used publicly available data to track movements of his jet. Twitter suspended @ElonJet Dec. 14. The account remained suspended as of Dec. 20.)
|TRUE||Is it real: A photograph shows Jared Kushner and Elon Musk watching side-by-side as spectators at the FIFA World Cup final match between Argentina and France.
Snopes.com rating: True (Yes, taken at the World Cup.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Recent blood clots or strokes in four major athletes are an unwanted effect of COVID-19 vaccines.
Politifact rating: False (No evidence)
|FALSE||(International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “As you know, an unprecedented sanctions aggression has been launched against Russia… aimed at crushing our economy… As we can see – in fact, this is common knowledge – this plan has fallen through.”
POLYGRAPH.info rating: False
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