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

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 Mary Felzkowski (R): “Over-vaccination causes faster mutation of the (COVID-19) virus, which causes a super virus we may not have the ability to fight off.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Vaccines curb virus mutation, not speed it up.)

No, vaccination does not cause COVID-19 to mutate faster

FALSE Claim by the Other 98%: Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered “Family and Protective Services to begin investigating all trans children in Texas and prosecuting their parents as abusers.”

The Dispatch rating: False

Did Greg Abbott Order an Agency to ‘Investigate All Trans Children’?

The Other 98% Rating

FALSE Claim by Joe Biden (D): Gun manufacturing is “the only industry in America that can’t be sued.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Though gun manufacturers are protected from some civil lawsuits, there are exceptions)

FactChecking Biden’s State of the Union Address

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by theirishsentinel.com: Taiwan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Deaths Higher Than All Virus Fatalities.

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Data)

Fact Check: Taiwan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Deaths NOT Higher Than All Virus Fatalities

The Irish Sentinel Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by the Republican National Committee: January 2022 fentanyl seizures show “illicit drugs are flowing into the country at an alarming rate because of Biden’s open border.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Seizures fentanyl have increased steadily since 2016, before Joe Biden became president. Trump policies still in effect. There is not an “open border” between the U.S. and Mexico.)

Fentanyl seizures are not evidence of an ‘open border’

RNC Rating

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Russia): Claim by Sputnik News Agency (China section): “Biden: World War 3 because of Ukraine could be an alternative to sanctions against Russia.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Russian Propaganda Falsely Claims Biden Sees WWIII As ‘Alternative’

Sputnik Rating

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