The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/14/2021

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 President Joe Biden promoted “mandatory vaccines for everybody” in his March 11 address.

PolitiFact rating: False (He didn’t)

No, Biden didn’t promote ‘mandatory’ COVID-19 vaccines in primetime address

Claim via Social Media: Harris, Pelosi, AOC, Warren, Gillibrand have remained silent on Cuomo allegations

USA Today rating: Mostly False (Harris and Warren have not commented the rest did as of this posting)

Fact check: Post inaccurate on Democrats’ criticism of Andrew Cuomo

Claim by Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (D): “86% of Americans and 82% of gun owners support requiring all gun buyers to pass a background check.”

PolitiFact rating: True

A majority of Iowans and Americans support background checks for gun buyers

Claim by One America News Network: Study by US CDC found face masks do little to prevent the spread of Covid-19

AFP Fact Check rating: False (Misrepresented Study)

Article misrepresents CDC study on mask mandate effectiveness

Claim via Social Media: John Kerry is a major stockholder in rwe a german company that owns wind turbines in texas

Lead Stories rating: False (Holds No Stock)

Fact Check: John Kerry Is NOT A Major Stockholder In RWE, Which Has Wind Turbines In Texas

(International: China) Claim: Chinese troops have been deployed to Myanmar to help quash opposition to the military junta.

BOOM Live rating: False

No, Chinese Troops Have Not Been Deployed To Myanmar To Help Junta

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