The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/05/2022

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 Joe Biden (D): “I’ve been in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan over 40 times.”

PolitiFact rating: False (After making a similar statement in 2019, Biden’s presidential campaign clarified that he had visited the countries a combined 21 times.)

Biden exaggerates trips to Iraq, Afghanistan in State of the Union address

TRUE Claim: A Russian businessman offered a $1 million bounty for President Vladimir Putin’s arrest.

Snopes.com rating: True

Bounty on Putin? Russian Businessman Puts Up $1M for Putin’s Arrest

FALSE Claim by Stand Up To China: Build Back Better “would be a huge payday for Chinese manufacturing” and “would fill our streets with cars made with Chinese parts.”

PolitiFact rating: False (Experts say there is no evidence that the domestic-focused Build Back Better legislation would be a financial boon to Chinese companies.)

No evidence that the Build Back Better bill would be financial boon to Chinese companies

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by thecountersignal.com: Ottawa threatened to euthanize truckers pets as punishment

Lead Stories rating: False (They will not!)

Fact Check: Ottawa Will NOT Euthanize Truckers’ Pets As Punishment For Convoy Protest

The Counter Signal Rating

FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Hillary Clinton spied on President Trump.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The filing does not allege that Hillary Clinton spied on Trump.)

Donald Trump’s Save America PAC falsely claims Hillary Clinton spied on Trump

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Russia): Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Gilgit-Baltistan should be part of India.

The Quint rating: False

No, Russian President Putin Didn’t Say Gilgit-Baltistan Should Be Part of India

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