The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/8/2021

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 Mike Pence (R): The voting bill known as H.R. 1 would mean “that millions of illegal immigrants are quickly registered to vote.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Pence falsely says if HR 1 passes, millions of people in US illegally will be registered to vote

Claim by Children’s Health Defense: “25% of residents in German nursing home died after Pfizer vaccine”; a team including a soldier in uniform used force to vaccinate residents

Health Feedback rating: False (4.5% and not from vaccines)

Six residents in a German nursing home died from COVID-19, not from vaccines

Children’s Health Defense Rating

Claim via Social Media: Says “Biden took down Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Company decision not Biden)

Biden wasn’t involved in Dr. Seuss or Mr. Potato Head changes. They reflect company decisions

Claim via Social Media: In March 2021, Georgia lawmakers were considering a bill that would make giving free food or water to voters standing in line at polling sites a misdemeanor crime.

Snopes.com rating: True

Would Georgia Bill Outlaw Giving Food, Water to Voters Waiting in Line?

Claim by Chris Kapenga (R): “The National Academy of Medicine points to a significant correlation between marijuana and psychosis, schizophrenia, and other psychotic disorders, particularly in teenagers where the risk of developing schizophrenia increases three fold.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, marijuana can increase the risk of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders

(International: India) Claim: PM Modi cycled along with Goswami in a recent rally.

The Logical Indian rating: False (photoshop)

Fact Check: Photoshopped Image Goes Viral Claiming PM Modi Cycling With BJYM Leader Pamela Goswami

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