The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/10/2022

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 various conservative media outlets: “Johns Hopkins” study finds “lockdowns” had “little to no” impact on COVID-19 deaths.

FactCheck.org rating: False (A faulty unpublished paper.)

What We’ve Learned About So-Called ‘Lockdowns’ and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fox News Rating, Gateway Pundit Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by the Other 98%: American Megachurches are not offering Relief and Support To The Ukrainian People

Lead Stories rating: False (several of America’s largest congregations and denominations are actively soliciting and distributing relief to the people impacted by the war in Ukraine.)

Fact Check: Many US Megachurches DO Offer Relief And Support To The Ukrainian People

The Other 98% Rating

MOSTLY
TRUE
Claim by Sarah Godlewski (D): “Here in Wisconsin, prescription drug costs grew at a pace of nearly twice as much as the average Wisconsinite’s income from 2015-2019.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Pretty Close: The average annual cost of prescription drug treatment increased 26.3% between 2015 and 2019. U.S. Census Bureau data shows the median income for Wisconsin residents increased 15.3%.)

Claim that prescription drug costs have grown nearly twice as much as incomes is mostly on the money

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: allegedly shows a CNN chyron reporting that Russian President Vladimir Putin warned India against interfering in his invasion of Ukraine.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Fake)

FACT CHECK: Did CNN Report That Vladimir Putin Warned India Against Interfering In The Invasion Of Ukraine?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by the Daily Expose: “Worldwide data has confirmed the vaccinated are developing COVID vaccine-induced Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (A pseudoscientific conspiracy theory that lives on…COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause AIDS, and they don’t make people more susceptible to HIV or AIDS.)

No, COVID-19 vaccines aren’t causing AIDS

Daily Expose Rating

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Australia): Coffee is proven to cause certain types of cancer.

Australian Associated Press rating: False. There is no conclusive evidence that coffee causes cancer and some studies suggest it might even protect against some cancers.

Scientists give cancer coffee claim a roasting

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