The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 3/31/2021

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 James Clyburn (D): “There are 43 states that have now passed voter suppression laws.”

PolitiFact rating: False (proposed in 43 states, not passed)

James Clyburn misspeaks in saying 43 states have passed voting restrictions

Claim by Joe Biden (D): The U.S. is expelling most migrants attempting to cross the border.

The Dispatch rating: True

Fact Checking President Biden’s Claims on Immigration

Claim via Social Media: “We spent billions on a border wall and quit when it was 90% finished.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (True billions were spent, most wall building was repair or replacement, with only a 7% increase in actual wall coverage)

Border barrier wasn’t 90% finished when Biden halted construction

Claim via Social Media: The suspect in the mass shooting in a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store entered the U.S. illegally through Mexico and bought a stolen gun

USA Today rating: False (neither)

Fact check: Colorado shooting suspect lived in US, bought gun legally

Claim by Allen West: “Since 2006 Texas has given $19B in taxpayer subsidies to wind energy companies. Over the past 2-3 years Texas has tripled our dependence on wind energy to 23-25 percent of our energy distribution system.”

Politifact rating: False 

No, Texas has not given $19 billion in wind subsidies

(International: India) Claim: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home minister Amit Shah wearing white skull caps

Newsmeter rating: False

Fact Check: Morphed image shows Modi, Shah wearing skull caps ahead of Bengal polls

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