The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/20/2022

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

TRUE Claim by Tim Kaine (D): “Virginia women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to Virginia men.”

Politifact rating: True (Virginia’s fulltime working women in 2020 were paid 79.5% of what fulltime working men made, according to the latest study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

Kaine correctly describes Virginia’s pay gap between women and men

Claim by Documents Were Published Confirming Moderna Created The COVID-19 Virus

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Confirmed)

Fact Check: Documents Were NOT Published Confirming Moderna Created COVID-19 Virus

Daily Expose Rating

Claim by Tulsi Gabbard (D): “What is happening here is not so different from what we’re seeing happening in Russia, where you have got state TV and controlled messaging across the board.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (A new law in Russia threatens up to 15 years of prison time for spreading information about the war that authorities consider to be “false.” There are no parallels in the U.S., where freedom of speech, expression and the press are safeguarded by the Constitution. Social Media companies do block access, which is allowed per freedom of expression.)

Tulsi Gabbard falsely claims US ‘not so different’ from Russia on freedom of speech

Claim by Marjorie Taylor Greene (R): “I have never seen the CDC coming out saying” children should get four doses of the polio vaccine. rating: False (CDC Endorses Four Doses)

Polio Vaccine Is a Four-Shot Series, Contrary to Greene Comments

FALSE Claim by Herschel Walker (R): The presence of apes calls into question the concept of evolution.

Politifact rating: False (No it doesn’t. Humans and the apes known today both evolved from ancient apes, who are now extinct. This split occurred between 6-8 million years ago based on genetic and fossil evidence.)

Herschel Walker misconstrues evolution of humans, apes

FALSE (International: Iran): Claim by Russia’s missile attack on the NATO training base at Javoriv killed 180 foreign mercenaries

Lead Stories rating: False (35 Ukrainians)

Fact Check: Russian Missiles Killed 35 Ukrainians, NOT 180 ‘Foreign Mercenaries’ In Yavoriv

Press TV Rating

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