The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/24/2021

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 Ron DeSantis (R): “When I became governor, we banned sanctuary cities and we also did E-Verify.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (Some missing context, but close)

Fact-checking DeSantis on sanctuary cities, E-Verify laws

Claim by Dr. Tess Lawrie: Ivermectin reduces the risk of death from COVID-19

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (not very effective)

Ivermectin isn’t a highly effective drug for treating COVID-19

Claim by Viral image: “Jamaica has not recorded any case of the coronavirus.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (thousands of cases)

Jamaica has had thousands of COVID-19 cases and hundreds of deaths

Claim by CDC reports 1739 deaths and 6286 serious injuries from Covid-19 vaccine

Lead Stories rating: False (no evidence)

Fact Check: The CDC Did NOT Report 1,739 Deaths From The COVID-19 Vaccine

Before It’s News Rating

Claim by Roy Blunt (R): Under H.R. 1, the Federal Election Commission “for the first time ever, instead of being an equal number of Republicans and Democrats (would be) three of one side and two of the other.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (one of the 5 needs to be independent, however, they could possibly lean one way or the other)

Roy Blunt miscasts how HR 1 would reshape the Federal Election Commission

(International: Nigeria) Claim: The Nigerian government has cancelled the admission and training of female cadets at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

Dubawa rating: False

Nigerian Defence Academy did not stop recruitment of female cadets as claimed in Twitter post

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