The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/11/2021

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 Joe Manchin (D): On state minimum wages: “There’s very few, I would think if any, are at $7.25.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (21 states are at $7.25)

Manchin Wrong About How Many States Have $7.25 Minimum Wage

Claim by Tom Cotton (R): “Senate Democrats just voted to give stimulus checks to criminals in prison.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Of note, both of Trump’s stimulus checks went to prisoners and Tom Cotton voted in favor the two previous times)

Yes, Democrats voted to send stimulus checks to prisoners, as Republicans did last year

Claim by Gateway Pundit: “Now a Public Health England report confirms that infections increase during the fortnight after vaccination”

Science Feedback rating: Misleading (Cherry Picking)

COVID-19 vaccines start to provide protection within two weeks of the first dose, with no evidence they increase the risk of infection before then

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim via Social Media: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is worth more than $1 million

USA Today rating: False (Not even close, much lower)

Fact check: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s net worth is not close to $1 million

Claim via Social Media: The Georgia House passed a bill that “makes it a misdemeanor to give food or water to voters waiting in line.”

Politifact rating: True (State House Republicans passed HB 531 that would make it a misdemeanor to give voters in line food or water.)

Georgia bill would ban giving food, water to voters in line

(International: India) Claim: Video shows police beating people who violate COVID19 curfew restrictions after recent lockdown rules in Maharashtra

BOOM Live rating: False

2020 Video Of Police Thrashing Lockdown Violators In Amravati Revived

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