The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/26/2022

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. We fact-check the fact-checkers and let you know their bias. When appropriate we explain the rating and/or offer our own rating if we disagree with the fact-checker. (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
Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC

FALSE Claim by Rick Scott (R): Claimed that he had not suggested increasing federal income taxes on “over half of Americans” in his 11-point plan.

FactCheck.org rating: False (Yes, he did.)

Rick Scott Proposed ‘All Americans’ Should Pay Income Tax, Then Denied That He Did

FALSE Claim via Social Media: CDC data show mass vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine has had no measurable impact on COVID-19 mortality in the United States

Lead Stories rating: False (It Is Measured and shows significant improvement in mortality for the vaccinated.)

Fact Check: CDC Data DO Show Measurable Impact Of Mass Vaccinations On COVID-19 Mortality In US

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Federal Reserve is owned by a small group of banking families.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (The federal reserve is not owned by anyone. The claim above is a long-standing conspiracy theory.)

US Federal Reserve is not a privately held ‘cartel’

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Wisconsin State Republicans: Gov. Tony Evers has “only gotten one-third of the money meant for COVID relief out the door. He is sitting on $930 million in ARPA funds left unspent. In fact, he still has CARES Act money from two years ago.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True (A document from the state auditor from early January shows Democratic Gov. Evers had about $930 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding still to spend, as well as a small share of CARES Act money.)

Senate Republicans mostly right on amount of ARPA, CARES money Evers has gotten out the door

TRUE Claim: Did former U.S. President Donald Trump call Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stated Ukraine strategy “savvy” and “genius.”

Snopes.com rating: True

Yes, Trump Called Putin’s Ukraine Strategy ‘Savvy’ and ‘Genius’

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “In accordance with Article 51 of Part 7 of the U.N. Charter … I have decided to conduct a special military operation. Its purpose is to protect people who have been subjected to scorn and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Putin’s False Claim of Self-Defense While Starting a War on Ukraine

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 02/26/2022"

  1. Yes, Trump Called Putin’s Ukraine Strategy ‘Savvy’ and ‘Genius’

    Tell the whole story IN CONTEXT! I’m beginning to think you guys are being pulled left!
    The left uses this as they misinterpret, on purpose, the issue.

    I think that some standout sports figures are savvy and genius, that is respect, it does not mean I swallow their wad, nor am I going to jum over to their team! Geeze guys! WAKE UP!

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