The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/25/2021

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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 Jeanine Pirro: The southern U.S. border “is now open to anyone from anywhere in the world who wishes to enter our country.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Border is not open to anyone per U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro wrongly claims US border is ‘open to anyone from anywhere’

Claim: Starting April 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reimburse families up to $7,000 for funeral costs for people who died due to COVID-19.

Snopes.com rating: True

Is FEMA Covering Funeral Expenses for People Who Died From COVID-19?

Claim via Social Media: The shooting in Boulder, Colo., was a “false flag like most of the others.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (sick conspiracy theories)

Boulder shooting was not a ‘false flag’ attack

Claim by Children’s Health Defense and The Highwire: COVID-19 mass vaccination will select for more virulent variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, which will escape vaccine-induced immunity and cause more severe disease

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (vaccines offer partial protection from new varients and help control the pandemic)

COVID-19 vaccines are critical for controlling the pandemic; vaccines still offer partial protection against new variants of the virus

Children’s Health Defense Rating, The Highwire Rating

Claim via Social Media: The Biden administration just dished out 86 million dollars for motel rooms to house illegal immigrants; meanwhile … $0.00 for motel rooms for our homeless vets.

Lead Stories rating: False (They spend $1.9 Billion for Homeless Vets)

Fact Check: The Federal Government Does NOT Spend $0 On Housing Homeless Veterans

(International: South Korea) Claim: AstraZeneca is preparing to file a lawsuit against South Korean media outlets for damages.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

AstraZeneca rejects rumours it is planning to sue South Korean media

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