The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/11/2022

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

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by VoteVets: “Donald Trump’s appeasement of Putin wasn’t just a personal act of treason, it’s the Republican Party’s official position.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Donald Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine led to his impeachment but did not rise to the level of treason, which is defined in the U.S. Constitution. The platform does not amount to an official policy of appeasing Russian President Vladimir Putin, as it still contains language about assisting Ukraine and warning Russia about aggression against Ukraine or other nations.)

Trump acts not treason and GOP platform, reducing Ukraine support, doesn’t officially appease Putin

VoteVets Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Pence backed Ad: “Joe Biden caved to the radical environmentalists and stopped America’s Keystone pipeline and dramatically increased Americans’ dependence on Russian oil”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (Keystone Pipeline has nothing to do with Russian oil, further the increase in Russian oil exports to the United States over the past few years is primarily due to the sanctions on Venezuela.)

Analysis | Pence-backed ad falsely blames Biden for hike in purchases of Russian oil

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Donald Trump (R): “We were energy independent one year ago.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (The U.S. was not 100% self-sufficient under Trump. The country still relied on foreign sources of energy, including oil. The USA did produce more energy than it consumed and still does today under Biden.)

Examining US ‘Energy Independence’ Claims

FALSE Claim by John Campbell: “In other words, you’re about 70 percent less likely to die if you take ivermectin compared to taking remdesivir”

Health Feedback rating: Misleading (poor study analysis on Campbell’s part. Remdesivir is given in a hospital setting where the patient is already very sick. Ivermectin is usually given outpatient where the person is less sick. Therefore, the study is highly flawed. John Campbell frequently misrepresents and cherry-picks studies.)

Ivermectin wasn’t shown to be more effective than remdesivir, contrary to claim by John Campbell

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by vancouvertimes.org: Tamara Lich, leader of the Ottawa Trucker Convoy, found dead in her cell – reports

Lead Stories rating: False (Alive)

Fact Check: Trucker Convoy Leader Was NOT Found Dead In Her Cell

Vancouver Times Rating

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Boris Johnson: There are 430,000 more people in employment than before the pandemic began.

Full Fact rating: False (The number of payrolled employees is up 436,000 but the total number in employment (including the self-employed) is down 588,000.)

Boris Johnson repeats misleading claim on number of people in employment – Full Fact

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