The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/17/2021

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 Dinesh D’Souza: “Fauci admits he isn’t listening to the science when advocating policy.”

PolitiFact rating: False ( he actually said when no evidence you have to use judgment)

No, Fauci didn’t admit he’s not listening to COVID-19 science

Claim by the Huff Post: A fundraising event for a dog rescue “linked” to Lara Trump funneled $225,000 to former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. rating: Unproven

Did Dog Rescue Linked to Lara Trump Funnel $225K to the Former President?

Huff Post Rating

Claim by Colion Noir: “90% of Americans do not support universal background checks.”

PolitiFact rating: False (90% do support)

Support for universal background checks on gun buyers is near 90%

Claim by Gaia: There exists a car that runs solely on water

Climate Feedback Rating: Inaccurate (still need fuel to break down hydrogen)

A “water-powered” car still requires other forms of fuel to work; it cannot run solely on water, contrary to viral Facebook video claims

Gaia Rating

Claim via Social Media: Vaccines send the immune system into “perpetual overdrive” by instructing cells to keep “making the protein of an invader, nonstop, forever and ever.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Broken down in the body within days)

No, mRNA vaccines don’t send the immune system into ‘perpetual overdrive.’

(International: Australia) Claim: Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt’s cellulitis linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Social media posts falsely claim link between AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab and Australian minister’s skin infection

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