The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/17/2022

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 Tyler Kistner (R): Joe Biden “has been secretly flying illegal immigrants into communities across the country in the middle of the night.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (Some of these flights happen at night, but they are not covert operations. The same types of flights were done by the Trump administration.)

Claims that Biden is ‘secretly’ flying immigrants into U.S. cities ignore key facts

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: The FDA said vaccines are linked to heart attacks and deaths.

USA Today rating: False (They did not say that)

Fact check: False claim that FDA said vaccines are linked to heart attacks, deaths

NO
EVIDENCE
Claim by Retired Nurse John Campbell: Evidence that ivermectin works to treat COVID-19 is “powerful” and “overwhelming.”

FactCheck.org rating: No Evidence

Evidence Still Lacking to Support Ivermectin as Treatment for COVID-19

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by childrenshealthdefense.org: U.S. Government Secretly Paid Major Media Outlets to Promote COVID Vaccines, Suppress Negative Coverage

Lead Stories rating: False (Not a secret at all. The funding was approved by Congress. The paid ads were handled by sales teams that operate independently of the editorial teams and newsrooms of various media organizations that carried the ads.)

Fact Check: US Government Did NOT Secretly Pay Major Media Outlets To Promote COVID Vaccines, Suppress Negative Coverage

Children’s Health Defense Rating

TRUE Real or Not? A viral image shows an official Ukraine stamp commemorating the moment a Ukrainian soldier said: “Russian Warship, Go F*ck Yourself.”

Snopes.com rating: True

Does Ukraine Stamp Commemorate ‘Russian Warship, Go F*ck Yourself’ Moment?

FALSE (International: India): Video shows Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Air India aircraft to convince Indians.

boomlive.in rating: False

No, This Video Does Not Show Putin Greet Indian Students Evacuated From Ukraine | BOOM

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/17/2022"

  1. Looked through 7 days of “facts & truth” fact checkers and not a single democrat has lied for the past 7 days. Either this is an amazing “fact” or it’s simply biased, willful ignorance.

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