The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/1/2021

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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 via Social Media: Due to differing lockdown orders, New York has more COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalizations and job losses than Florida, and New York also lags on vaccinations.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Chart comparing New York and Florida on COVID-19 is flawed. Here’s why

Claim by Viral post: claims that “in the late 1800’s and early 1900 Louis Vuitton sponsored human zoos,” where “Blacks were looked at as exotic circus like creatures.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Louis Vuitton Sponsor ‘Human Zoos’ In The Late 1800s And Early 1900s?

Claim by Bill Cassidy (R): “New York, for all of their complaining, Gov. Cuomo’s complaining, has only had a 1.5% decrease in revenue” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

How much did New York’s revenue suffer in the pandemic year?

Claim by Viral Post: the 2020-2021 influenza season is the first in history “where no one has died from the flu.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (low numbers, but there have been deaths)

FACT CHECK: Have Zero People Died From The Flu During The 2020-2021 Flu Season?

Claim by Political Insider: “Biden Admin Releasing Illegal Immigrants Into U.S. Without COVID Testing.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Testing is unchanged under Biden)

Biden Hasn’t Reduced COVID-19 Testing at the Border

Political Insider Rating

(International: Philippines) Claim: US President Joe Biden threatened to cancel all US visas issued in the Philippines if President Rodrigo Duterte cancels the Visiting Forces Agreement.

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: Biden quote threatening to cancel US visas issued in PH

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