The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 4/9/2021

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 Conservative Brief: “Report: Biden administration busing ‘thousands’ of illegals to red states to get permanent status.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Report does not say that)

No, report does not say Biden administration is busing migrants to red states

Conservative Brief Rating

Claim via Social Media: Wind turbines in the US are made of toxic materials that pollute the environment, are mostly built in Germany, and will not pay off their manufacturing costs within their lifetimes.

Climate Feedback Rating: Inaccurate (False on all accounts)

Wind turbines pay back energy-costs in one to six months; most U.S. wind turbines are made in the U.S., Denmark and Spain

Claim by Pete Buttigieg (D): President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal “is fully paid for. Across 15 years, it would raise all of the revenue needed for these once-in-a-lifetime investments.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (yes, over 15 years, not the typical 10 year period usually cited + a lot can change)

Is Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal fully paid for?

Claim via Social Media: Bill Gates is a eugenicist who wants to reduce the population of the world.

Full Fact rating: False (Mr. Gates has promoted improved healthcare, which he has said may cause the world population to grow more slowly.)

Viral video contains several false pandemic claims – Full Fact

Claim by Edward Lawrence (Fox Business): “Sunday was never used before as a voting day in Georgia.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Sunday voting since 2014)

Fox Business reporter wrong about history of Sunday voting in Georgia

Fox Business Rating

(International: Philippines) Claim: Ivermectin is now approved as COVID-19 treatment in the Philippines.

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: Ivermectin approved as COVID-19 cure in the Philippines

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