The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/04/2022

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 via Social Media: “Putin has ordered his military to seek and destroy US-Deep State bio-labs” in Ukraine.

FactCheck.org rating: False (The US has not created Bio-labs. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program has provided technical support to improve and protect Ukraine’s public health laboratories.)

Social Media Posts Misrepresent US-Ukraine Threat Reduction Program

TRUE Claim: The word “propaganda” was misspelled “propoganda” at CPAC 2022.

Snopes rating: True

Pupil Propoganda? Yes, ‘Propaganda’ Was Misspelled on CPAC Stage

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Josh Mandel (R): The 2020 election “was stolen from Donald J. Trump.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (Multiple investigations in six key states — including reviews ordered by Republicans — have found isolated incidents of fraud, but nothing that comes close to being large enough to have changed the outcome.)

Ohio’s Josh Mandel repeats false claim of stolen 2020 election

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Photo shows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visiting front line troops during the February 2022 invasion by Russia.

Lead Stories rating: False (2021 Photo)

Fact Check: Photo Does NOT Show Ukraine’s President On Russian Invasion Front Line In 2022

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Rand Paul (R): “We now have the scientific evidence that shows the risk of myocarditis for young males is greater for the vaccine than it is for the disease.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Vaccine Benefits Outweigh Risk as Myocarditis due to the vaccine is milder than from the disease.)

Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccination Outweigh the Rare Risk of Myocarditis, Even in Young Males

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Russia): Claim by Russian state-owned media: “Zelenskyy fled and abandoned Ukraine.” “The West wants to replace Zelensky with somebody braver.” “The West won’t let Zelenskyy flee Ukraine.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False (all claims are false)

‘Z’ for Zelenskyy – Russian Propaganda’s Super Villain

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/04/2022"

  1. Firebird Gunner | March 4, 2022 at 8:36 am |

    Voter Fraud…Just one of many

    Claim by Josh Mandel (R): The 2020 election “was stolen from Donald J. Trump.”

    Wisconsin probe finds 2020 election riddled with nursing home voting fraud – Washington Times
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/mar/2/wisconsin-probe-finds-2020-election-riddled-nursin/

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