The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/16/2021

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 Trending Politics: “Biden is making ‘maternity flight suits’ so pregnant women can fight in the military.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Introduced during Trump admin so that women with uncomplicated pregnancies can fight)

The Air Force introduced maternity flight duty uniforms before Biden took office

Trending Politics Rating

Claim by Mike Huckabee (R): Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted that polls show 70 percent of Georgians would vote for Trump in 2024.

Lead Stories rating: Mostly False (70% of GOP would vote for Trump, not all Georgians)

Fact Check: Poll Did NOT Show 70% of Georgians Would Vote For Trump In 2024

Claim by Iowa GOP State Legislators: Tenured professors are guaranteed a job.

Politifact rating: Mostly False (undergo annual reviews)

Tenure protects academic freedom, but faculty aren’t guaranteed a job

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows a CNN article reporting President Joe Biden threatened to cancel “all U.S. visas to be issued in the Philippines.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Threaten To ‘Cancel All US Visas To Be Issued In The Philippines’?

Claim by Viral image: “Nancy Pelosi has invited all illegals to her mansion at 2724 Pacific Ave San Francisco CA.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Even the address is incorrect)

No, this address isn’t Nancy Pelosi’s house

(International: South Africa) Claim: South Africa was already in a recession for three quarters before the outbreak of coronavirus

Africa Check rating: Correct

Debating the state of South Africa: did members of parliament get their facts straight?

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