FACT: PolitiFact solely carried out 13 fact-checks on Biden in his first 100 days – whereas doing 52 for Trump’s
- PoltiFact carried out 4 occasions as many reality checks of Trump than Biden
- Reality-checking web site additionally flagged 106 statements which had been made about Biden
- Comes as Trump’s Fb ban was upheld right now over posts earlier than Capitol riot
Reality-checking web site PolitiFact solely carried out 13 checks on Joe Biden in his first 100 days – in comparison with 52 for Donald Trump, a brand new research has revealed.
PolitiFact, which insists it’s non-partisan, carries out checks on statements made by or about politicians and scores them with its ‘Fact-O-Meter.’
Not solely did it publish 4 occasions as many fact-checks on Trump, however the web site flagged 106 statements which had been made about Biden.
It comes as Trump was completely banned from Fb right now over posts he made forward of the lethal Capitol riot on January 6.
Reality-checking web site PolitiFact solely carried out 13 checks on Joe Biden in his first 100 days – in comparison with 52 for Donald Trump, a brand new research has revealed (pictured: Biden speaks on the White Home on Tuesday)
Donald Trump within the Oval Workplace in September 2019. His Fb ban was upheld right now
PoltiFact, which stands in opposition to ‘misinformation,’ has carried out checks on a whole bunch of Trump statements, discovering that almost all are false, with 17 per cent within the worst class of ‘Pants on Fireplace.’
Amongst them was a line from Trump’s speech to the MAGA mob shortly earlier than they descended on the Capitol.
‘We received. We received in a landslide. This was a landslide,’ Trump mentioned.
In the meantime, in its analyses of statements by Biden, PoltiFact discovered that greater than half had been true, with simply 3 per cent of his checked feedback ranked as ‘Pants on Fireplace’ lies.
Nonetheless, within the interval of the primary 100 days, regardless of way more checks of Trump, the pair had been discovered to have the identical ‘Fact-O-Meter’ rating of 61.5 per cent.
Thirty-two of Trump’s 52 statements had been flagged as false, whereas eight of Biden’s 13 remarks had been additionally branded unfaithful.
None of Biden’s warranted a ‘Pants on Fireplace’ flag however two of Trump’s statements from 2017 did.
In the meantime, the Pulitzer Prize-winning web site has flagged many posts made about Biden in that worst class, together with statements made by Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy, and one every for Fox Information and for Tucker Carlson.
Liz Cheney was additionally known as a liar for claiming that lower than 6 per cent of Biden’s infrastructure plan was really about infrastructure.
It comes as Trump was completely banned from Fb right now over posts he made forward of the lethal Capitol riot on January 6
‘In different phrases, they are much extra delicate about somebody “mendacity” about Biden than they’re about Biden mendacity,’ mentioned Tim Graham, govt editor of NewsBusters which carried out the study of PoltiFact.
PoltiFact is operated by the Poynter Institute, a journalism college primarily based in Florida which owns the Tampa Bay Instances.
The college has partnered with The Washington Publish to advertise variety in media.