The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/10/2021

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 Chuck Todd: “The filibuster was never an idea of the founding fathers.”

PolitiFact rating: True

The founders didn’t put a Senate filibuster into the Constitution

Claim by Children’s Health Defense and GreenMedInfo: “the Pfizer vaccines, for the elderly, killed during the 5-week vaccination period about 40 times more people than the disease itself would have killed”

Health Feedback rating: False (reduced deaths)

Data from Israel showed that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduces the likelihood of dying from COVID-19; analysis in a forum post claiming the opposite is flawed

Children’s Health Defense Rating, GreenMedInfo Rating

Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: Ballots In Arizona’s Maricopa County Found Shredded and In Dumpster Days Before Senate Audit To Begin

Lead Stories rating: False (In A Vault)

Fact Check: Ballots From The 2020 Election Were NOT Found Shredded And Trashed In Maricopa County, Arizona

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim by Viral image: purports to show a tweet from Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), that claims the WEF is working with the Biden administration “to ensure that most people will survive the coming food shortage.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Klaus Schwab Tweet That The World Economic Forum And The Biden Administration Are Working To Ensure ‘Most People Will Survive The Coming Food Shortages’?

Claim by Human Events: Boston schools suspended advanced program for being ‘too white and Asian’

USA Today rating: Mostly False (due to covid, but admit racial disparities)

Fact check: Boston schools suspend program enrollment due to COVID

Human Events Rating

(International: Nigeria) Claim: Photos of 109 Biafran women being detained in Nigeria’s north

AFP Fact Check rating: False

These images show women protesters who were detained and then released in 2018

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