The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 2/27/2021

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 check for accuracy before publishing. (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

Claim by Mitch McConnell (R): In the American Rescue Plan, “just about 1% of the money is for vaccines.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

How much goes to COVID-19 vaccines in the stimulus bill?

Claim by CDC Withholding Information on deaths after covid vaccinations

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: CDC Is NOT Withholding Information About Post-Vaccination Deaths, NOT Lacking A Data Category For Them

The Duran Rating

Claim by Glenn Beck: “Just for the record, the Biden Administration IS separating children and parents.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Biden rescinded separations)

No, Biden is not separating families entering the country

Claim by Jason Smith (R): “If this package was about creating more jobs, why is it that this package spends more than 25 percent, according to the Congressional Budget Office, on items that kill millions of jobs?”

The Washington Post rating: False

Analysis | Dissecting the House GOP spin against Biden’s $1.9 trillion covid relief bill

Claim by Act for America: HR 1 will allow members of Congress to draw a second salary “worth an estimated $600,000 per year!”

PolitiFact rating: False

Group makes bogus attack on HR 1 over congressional salaries

(International: Ireland) Claim: Northern Ireland is one of the most “locked-down” places in the world.

FactCheckNI rating: ACCURATE. (According to a “Government Stringency Index”, the UK has one of the strictest lockdown policies in the world, but the Northern Ireland Executive’s response is not the strictest within the UK.)

Is Northern Ireland one of the most locked-down places in the world?

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