The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/21/2022

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 Alex Lasry (D): Says Ron Johnson “is supporting the Republican plan that phases out Social Security and Medicare.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (His staff says Johnson feels these programs should be saved for future generations.)

Ron Johnson has not endorsed plan to phase out of Social Security, Medicare

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Nato launched more than 10,000 air raids on Libya in 2011 with over 500,000 civilian casualities.

Lead Stories rating: False (Libyans themselves had alleged as many as 3,332 civilian deaths from all actors resulting from air and artillery attacks only and as many as 2,203 additional injuries.)

Fact Check: NATO Did NOT Launch More Than 10,000 Air Raids On Libya In 2011 With Over 500,000 Civilian Casualties

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Liz Wheeler: “One year ago, these were side effects that Pfizer knew about” that “can cause you to die in any number of truly horrific ways.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (They are not causally related.)

Posts Misinterpret Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Monitoring Document

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Viral Post: Woman who accompanied Zelenskyy in March hospital visit died in February.

Check Your Fact rating: False (Different woman)

FACT CHECK: Viral Post Claims Woman Who Accompanied Zelenskyy During Hospital Visit Died Weeks Earlier

FALSE Claim by Kari Lake (R): Jan. 6 defendants “are being held in prison without being charged.”

PolitiFact rating: False (More than 775 people have been arrested in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Federal prosecutors have filed charging documents that show the alleged crimes by the individuals.)

Arizona GOP candidate Kari Lake wrongly says Jan. 6 defendants are in prison without charges

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by RIA Novosti: “During the liberation of Marinka, three instructors allegedly from the United States were killed, the people’s militia of the DNR reported.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

Tennessee Guard Calls Out Kremlin on Fake Mercenary Deaths

RIA Novosti Rating

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