The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/22/2021

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 via Social Media: “Pelosi’s $1.9 trillion bailout gives EVERY federal employee a $21,000 bonus check… they never lost their job!”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, COVID-19 relief law doesn’t give federal workers a $21,000 bonus

Claim by Steve Hilton: “There is reasonable ground to suspect that SARS-CoV-2 […] was the product of genetic experiments”, data suggest that bat coronavirus RaTG13 served as a template for SARS-CoV-2

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

Could scientists use the bat coronavirus RaTG13 to engineer SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in a lab?

Claim via Social Media: Diesel prices jumped from $1.69 to $3.19 since Biden took office, and the president is to blame.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (no, supply and demand drive prices, further prices went from $2.64 to $3.07)

Biden not to blame for rising diesel (or gas) prices

Claim via Bitchute Video: Gates Foundation turned into a vertically-integrated multinational corporation.

Lead Stories rating: False (still a 501(c)(3))

Fact Check: Bill Gates Did NOT Turn Gates Foundation Into A Corporation To Carry Out US Plot To Depopulate Developing Countries

Bitchute Rating

Claim by Natural News: Sloan Kettering study says mRNA Covid-19 vaccines promote cancer

AFP Fact Check rating: False (no link)

Study did not find link between Covid-19 mRNA vaccines and cancer

Natural News Rating

(International: India) Claim: Boy beaten up unmercilessly in a madrasa in India

Digiteye India rating: False claim

Video of boy being beaten mercilessly in madrasa goes viral with wrong claim; Fact Check | Digit Eye

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