The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/19/2021

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 Kevin McCarthy (R): “Democrats have accomplished a lot in just 2 months … 1 Million energy jobs destroyed.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (120,000 jobs were lost due to the pandemic before Biden took office. The 1 million figure is an estimate if all oil and gas production was halted, which isn’t happening)

GOP’s McCarthy wrongly accuses Democrats of destroying 1 million energy jobs

Claim via social media: Joe Biden is photoshopped into photos of a White House lawn press conference

Lead Stories rating: False (Real POTUS, no greenscreen)

Fact Check: Video of Joe Biden Talking To Press on WH Lawn Does NOT Reveal A ‘Green Screen Fail’

Claim by Veronica Escobar (D): “We saw the increases (of unaccompanied minors at the southern U.S. border) dating back almost a year.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (yes, it began 1 year ago, however, dramatic increases occurred in Jan – Feb 2021)

Did the increase of children arriving at the border start under Trump or Biden?

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Trump’s border wall is ‘almost complete’

AFP Fact Check rating: False (out of 738 miles that were funded, only 458 had been finished as of January 2021 — most of it replacement of existing barriers.)

Trump falsely claims border wall ‘almost complete’

Claim by Social media posts: “FDA DOCUMENTS” show that COVID-19 “mRNA VACCINE CAUSES DEATH + 21 SIDE EFFECTS.” rating: False (it does not)

Instagram Post Misrepresents FDA Document About Monitoring Vaccine Safety

(International: South Africa) Claim: Hackers post Facebook comments from you without you seeing them

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Hackers cannot post Facebook comments on your behalf without you seeing it

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2 Comments on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/19/2021"

  1. Why do you not answer questions? The one about AE for 9/1 Truth, for example. This is my 6th enquiry.

  2. Your question doesn’t deserve them answering it – all you have to do is read thir article on 9/11 truth and see thier references


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