The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/14/2022

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: Two years ago we were “drilling our own oil for $27 a barrel.” Now, thanks to Joe Biden, we’re “paying $105 a barrel to Russia.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The current, higher prices are largely attributable to Russia’s war in Ukraine and to a sluggish response to energy demands after the pandemic slowdown.)

Social media post on drilling and cost of Russian oil misses the mark on why prices are so high

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Word Gay In Florida Bill Limiting Teaching About Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity In School

Lead Stories rating: False (Gay not mentioned in bill)

Fact Check: Word ‘Gay’ NOT Mentioned In Florida Bill Limiting Teaching About Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity In School

TRUE Claim by Rob Ortt (R): “With the ongoing pandemic, our State Park attendance is at the highest it’s ever been.”

PolitiFact rating: True (New York state park attendance rose by over 400,000 visitors between 2020 and 2021. And 2020 had already set an all-time high for state park attendance.)

Did NY state park attendance set a record during the pandemic?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by waronfakes.com: Zelenskyy refused to evacuate is a fake claim

Lead Stories rating: False (In Kyiv)

Fact Check: NO Evidence President Zelenskyy Left Kyiv In Early March 2022

War on Fakes Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Russian President Vladimir Putin “banned” Rothschild-related banks from operating in the country.

FactCheck.org rating: False (A longstanding antisemitic conspiracy theory about the Rothschilds, a European banking family prominent since the 19th century, has been adapted to support the Russian invasion of Ukraine.)

Rothschild & Co. Has Office in Russia, Contrary to Conspiracy Claim on Social Media

FALSE (International: China): Claim by “First Voice,” CGTN: “[I]n the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, the U.S. offered security guarantees to Ukraine in exchange for the country giving up its nuclear arsenal … [W]hen push came to shove, the U.S. ignored this commitment.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

China Falsely Accuses US of Betraying Historic Ukraine Security Pact

CGTN Rating

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