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. 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

Claim by 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

(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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