The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/13/2021

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 Children’s Health Defense: A 2004 “study discovered that African-American boys who receive the MMR vaccine ‘on-time’ by the age of 3 are 3.36 times more likely to be diagnosed with severe autism as Black boys who waited until they were older.” rating: False (Not What Study Found)

RFK Jr. Video Pushes Known Vaccine Misrepresentations

Children’s Health Defense Rating

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that line 17 of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill grants House of Representatives members a $25 million bonus.

Check Your Fact rating: False (lots of line 17s in the bill, but none with a 25 million bonus)

FACT CHECK: Does The $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Include A $25 Million Bonus For House Members?

Claim by Kayleigh McEnany (R): Current immigration “apprehension numbers are worse than the ‘crisis’ Biden/Obama/Pelosi acknowledged in 2014!”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (correct more in Jan/Feb 2021 than in 2014)

Border apprehensions then and now: Fact-checking McEnany’s comparison to 2014

Claim by Chiropractor Steven Baker: “Vaccines cause autoimmune disease”; COVID-19 vaccine will “change your genes”; aborted fetal tissue is in vaccines

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate 

Vaccines are safe and aren’t associated with autoimmune disease, contrary to claim in viral video by chiropractor Steven Baker

Claim by Infowars: “Medical Tyranny: CDC Announces All Travelers Must Wear TWO Masks, Threatens Arrest” rating: False

SciCheck Video: How Viral Deceptions Spread

(International: United Kingdom) Claim: Claim by Boris Johnson: Keir Starmer voted against a 2.1% NHS staff pay rise.

Full Fact rating: False (There has never been a vote specifically on raising NHS pay by 2.1%. The NHS Funding Bill which committed to minimum total levels of NHS funding was passed unopposed.)

Clearing up the NHS pay debate – Full Fact

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