The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/6/2021

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 National Association for Gun Rights: “Marco Rubio’s ‘red flag’ gun confiscation bill” calls for guns to be confiscated “without due process, based on unsubstantiated accusations.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

No, Rubio’s ‘red-flag’ bill would not allow gun confiscation without due process

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “The vast majority of the people, the 11 million undocumented, they’re not Hispanics.”

The Washington Post rating: Three Pinocchios

Biden’s bungled claims about the Hispanic population

Claim by Gordon Hintz (D): Republicans are “trying to create a fake unemployment crisis.”

PolitiFact rating: False (it’s real)

No, unemployment is not a ‘fake’ crisis in Wisconsin

Claim via viral video: Five pieces of evidence prove Trump will become president again on March 4, 2021.

Lead Stories rating: False (it is march 6th…still President)

Fact Check: NO Evidence That Donald Trump Will Be Inaugurated On March 4

Claim by Mike Pence (R): The voting bill known as H.R. 1 “would force states to adopt universal mail-in ballots.”

PolitiFact rating: False (You can still vote in person)

Mike Pence is wrong that HR 1 forces states to shift to universal mail balloting

(International: Italy) Claim: Italian President Sergio Mattarella arrested for “meddling” in the 2020 US Presidential election

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Photo of US military analyst shared in false Facebook posts about ‘Italian president’s arrest’

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