The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/12/2021

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 via Social Media: Says Joe Biden executive orders caused price increases of 50 cents in gas and 10% in food.

PolitiFact rating: False (gas up 34 cents food less than 1%)

No, the price of gas isn’t up 50 cents, price of food isn’t up 10% under Biden

Claim via New York Times article: “Atlantic Ocean Circulation is slowing”

Climate Feedback rating: High Scientific Credibility

Atlantic ocean circulation system is slowing down, as accurately described in The New York Times article

New York Times Rating

Claim via Social Media: Under HR 1, a person can still vote if they are 16, in the U.S. illegally, have no ID and have not registered to vote

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (16 year olds can pre-register to vote, voting age does change and only citizens can vote)

Cartoon misleads about voter eligibility under HR 1

Claim by Chuck Woolery: Pelosi’s bill for alcohol on her flights is $52,000 a year and covered by taxpayer money

USA Today rating: False (Doesn’t drink and flies commercially.)

Fact check: Claims about Pelosi’s in-flight bar tab are unfounded

Claim via Social Media: A video shows a nurse pretending to vaccinate actor Anthony Hopkins before squirting fluid in the syringe on the floor.

PolitiFact rating: False (excess liquid)

A nurse didn’t pretend to vaccinate Anthony Hopkins. Video shows excess liquid after dose was given

(International: Denmark) Claim: Claim by Multiple Sources: Denmark passed a law banning its Muslim voters

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Social media posts falsely claim that Denmark passed a law banning its Muslim voters

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