The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/15/2021

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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: “Illegal aliens will receive $1,400 stimulus checks.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (only if they have a SS#, most don’t)

Most immigrants in US illegally aren’t eligible for direct $1,400 stimulus checks

Claim by Viral Post: Claims that about 200,000 children were rescued on March 4 from catacomb tombs underground near the White House.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Fake QAnon conspiracy)

FACT CHECK: No, Thousands Of Children Were Not Rescued From Catacombs Near The White House In March 2021

Claim via Social Media: Says El Chapo testified in court that he paid off Nancy Pelosi to keep the U.S.-Mexico border open for drug cartels.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire 

No, El Chapo didn’t testify that he paid off Pelosi

Claim via Social Media: Warning from Ad Council on marijuana says it is ‘leading cause of America’s youth joining satanic cults’

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Viral ad on marijuana and ‘satanic cults’ is a hoax

Claim by Trending Politics: “Schumer and Pelosi sneak funding into COVID bill.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Did Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi sneak money into the COVID-19 relief bill?

Trending Politics Rating

(International: Philippines) Claim: China only delivered COVID-19 vaccines by military plane to the Philippines.

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: China delivered vaccines by military plane only to the Philippines

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