The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/2/2021

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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 by Simone Gold (America’s Frontline Doctors): “If you take the vaccine, you’ll be enrolled in a pharmacovigilance tracking system. It means that you’ve enrolled yourself in a medical trial.”

Politifact rating: False

Receiving COVID-19 vaccine does not enroll you in a government tracking system or medical experiment

America’s Frontline Doctors Rating

Claim vias Social Media: Pelosi travels weekly to California on a 200-seat Boeing that costs millions annually in fuel

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: False claim that Pelosi travels weekly on 200-seat Boeing airplane

Claim by Tom Cotton (R): “Becerra supports Bernie’s government takeover of your health care, eliminating your employer-provided coverage.”

Politifact rating: True

Becerra’s a longtime single-payer supporter. That doesn’t mean it will happen if he’s HHS secretary.

Claim by Marty Makary (Wall Street Journal): We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April; 55% of Americans have natural immunity

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

Misleading Wall Street Journal opinion piece makes the unsubstantiated claim that the US will have herd immunity by April 2021

Wall Street Journal Rating

Claim via Social Media: Insulin prices rose “with the swipe of (Joe Biden’s) pen.”

PolitiFact rating: False 

Facebook posts blaming Biden for insulin prices miss the mark

(International: India) Claim: BJP leader Manoj Tiwari said that if PM Modi was not governing the country petrol prices would have touched Rs 200

The Quint rating: False

Tiwari’s Fake Quote on Petrol Price Stemmed From a Parody Handle

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