The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/01/2022

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 Greta Neubauer (D): “Republican leadership has not been clear about whether they support Rep. Ramthun’s illegal and undemocratic resolution” on the 2020 election.

Politifact rating: False ( Key Assembly leaders have already disagreed with Ramthun’s assertions. Other members of Assembly Republican leadership signed a  statement saying Ramthun was spreading misinformation, acknowledging the Legislature cannot decertify the election.)

Republican leaders have made clear they don’t think Wisconsin’s electoral votes can be rescinded

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral video: purportedly shows the “Ukrainian headquarters” exploding after being bombed by the Russians.

Check Your Fact rating: False (The video shows a massive blast in Beirut, Lebanon, in August 2020.)

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show The ‘Ukrainian Headquarters’ Exploding?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Social media posts: CNN identified “Bernie Gores” as the “first American casualty of the Ukraine crisis.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Bernie Gores does not exist.)

Bogus Tweet Spreads False Account of ‘First American Casualty’ in Ukraine

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via social media: Photo shows African youths disfigured by vaccines

USA Today rating: False (Polio injuries, not vaccines.)

Fact check: Image shows African children suffering from polio, not injured in vaccine trails

FALSE Claim via Social Media: “Bill Gates hatches ‘horribly stupid’ plan to block out the sun”

Politifact rating: False (The claim first surfaced in 2021 and has been previously debunked.)

Claim that Bill Gates is scheming to block the sun is wrong

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “Ukraine has the nuclear technologies created back in the Soviet times and delivery vehicles for such weapons, including aircraft, as well as the Soviet-designed Tochka-U precision tactical missiles with a range of over 100 kilometers.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False (They have none.)

More Putin Disinfo: Bizarre Claim About Ukrainian Nukes

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