The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/30/2021

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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 Julian Bradley (R): The latest stimulus package “sends stimulus checks to imprisoned murderers, rapists, and child molesters.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (They are eligible, same as under Trump’s stimulus packages)

Yes, Wisconsin inmates are eligible for stimulus checks — just as before

Claim by Viral image: President Joe Biden in 1990 said, “Negroes should not be allowed to hold positions of power in government.”

Check Your Fact rating: False (he did not)

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Say Black People ‘Should Not Be Allowed To Hold Positions Of Power In Government’

Claim by Alex Padilla (D): “In a majority of states, new voters are able to obtain a rifle quicker than they’re able to cast their first ballot.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (yes, in many states, but not all)

In majority of states, it’s faster to obtain a rifle than to register to vote

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “We’re sending back the vast majority of the families that are coming.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Border Patrol data shows that in February the majority of families were not expelled; they were let in and placed in immigration proceedings.)

Fact-checking Joe Biden’s claim about families at the border

Claim via Social Media: H.R. 1, the For the People Act, “BANS VOTER ID; PREVENTS REMOVAL OF INELLIGIBLE VOTERS FROM REGISTRATION ROLLS; ALLOWS FELONS AND MINORS TO VOTE.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (none true)

Three False Claims About the Federal Voting Rights Bill

(International: Australia) Claim: Australian researchers found an increase in cases of microcephalia in Brazil was due to the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine (DTPa) not the Zika virus as believed. Bill and Melinda Gates funded the vaccine program, and are also responsible for ‘damaging’ thousands of children.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

No link between Gates, vaccines and microcephaly in Brazil

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