The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/7/2021

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 Pulse: “Massive 78% of mail-in ballots proved fraudulent, judge orders election do-over.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (problem with some ballots and some fraud)

Judge did order new election in small Miss. city after finding ballot problems, evidence of fraud

National Pulse Rating

Claim via Social Media: Around three-quarters of the 379,000 jobs added to the U.S. economy in February 2021 were made up of “waiters and bartenders.”

Snopes.com rating: Mostly True (yes, 75% were from food service sector)

Were Most Jobs Added in February 2021 ‘Waiters and Bartenders’?

Claim by Amy Klobuchar (D): “For three hours, the head of the D.C. National Guard had to wait to get the authority while we were all watching on TV these insurrectionists breach the police line, break the glass. The Defense Department didn’t give authority.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Three-hour delay: A Pentagon-National Guard timeline for Jan. 6

Claim via Social Media: A black teenage killer faces the death penalty in Texas while a white teen who killed 10 at Santa Fe High School does not.

Lead Stories rating: False (neither face death penalty because they are under 18)

Fact Check: Offenders Under The Age Of 18 Are NOT Eligible For The Death Penalty

Claim by Charlie Kirk (Turning Point USA): H.R. 1 “would allow the Boston bomber to have a right to vote.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Felons voting rights restored after sentence. Boston Bomber serving life sentence.)

No, HR 1 would not allow the Boston Marathon bomber to vote from prison

Turning Point USA Rating

(International: India) Claim: Clip shows BJP workers distributing money to people to attend Yogi Adityanath’s rally in West Bengal

BOOM Live rating: False

Old Video Shared As BJP Workers Bribing Crowd At Yogi Adityanath’s Rally

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