The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/21/2021

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 Duey Stroebel (R): “We’ve had more voter turnout since voter ID was passed than ever before.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Not much evidence)

Record turnouts after voter ID law passed? Not really

Claim via Social Media: The COVID-19 Positivity Rate Among Illegal Migrants At Border Is Upwards Of 50%.

Lead Stories rating: False (Less Than 6%)

Fact Check: The COVID-19 Positivity Rate Among Illegal Migrants At The Border Is NOT ‘Upwards Of Around 50%’

Claim by One America News Network: “CDC: Face Masks Don’t Prevent COVID-19, Study Finds Masks Have Negligible Impact On Coronavirus Numbers” rating: False (state-issued mask mandates were associated with significant decreases in daily COVID-19 case and death growth rates.)

Posts Distort CDC Study Supporting Mask Mandates to Reduce COVID-19

OANN Rating

Claim via social media: Social Security Administration will allow workers in the country illegally to claim benefits

USA Today rating: False (no changes made)

Fact check: No change planned related to Social Security, immigrants

Claim via Social Media: “Black Lives Matter of Atlanta Charged with Wire Fraud, Money Laundering and Allegedly Using almost 500k in Donations For Personal Use.”

PolitiFact rating: False (no charges)

No, Black Lives Matter wasn’t charged with fraudulently spending donation money

(International: Philippines) Claim: Senate President Tito Sotto and The Philippine Senate is promoting and considering Ivermectin for the early prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: Senate promotes Ivermectin as COVID-19 treatment

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