The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/4/2021

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 Bill Hemmer: “We are seeing (gasoline) prices now that we frankly haven’t seen in years.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Not years; about 18 months)

Are gas prices going up? And is it Joe Biden’s fault?

Claim by Gaia: HAARP may deliberately create destruction on a global scale, causing earthquakes, cyclones, flooding, snowstorms, around the world; HAARP may be attacking the citizens of the world telepathically, influencing thoughts with low frequency vibrations

Climate Feedback rating: Incorrect (pseudoscience-conspiracy theories)

The scientific research facility HAARP cannot create natural disasters or influence human thoughts and movements, contrary to online claims

Gaia Rating

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “America will be the first country — perhaps the only one” — to administer 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly True (First to 100 million yes, but other countries such as Israel have administered 4 times as much per capita.)

Pace of U.S. Vaccinations vs. the World

Claim via Social Media: Evangelicals are worshipping the golden Trump statue.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Altered image)

Manipulated photo shows evangelicals worshipping Trump statue

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Radical Democrat policies” have sparked a 30% jump in gas prices “since the election.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (market forces)

FactChecking Trump’s CPAC Speech

(International: Israel) Claim: Claim by social media users: Israel implementing an internal COVID-19 vaccine passport

USA Today rating: True

Fact check: Israel launching ‘Green Pass’ for COVID-19 vaccinated

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