The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/24/2022

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 by Marsha Blackburn (R): Ketanji Brown Jackson “gave a lecture talking about critical race theory as one of the components to consider when you are making decisions on the bench.”

PolitiFact rating: False (In a 2015 speech about sentencing policy, Jackson did not say critical race theory should be considered by judges in making decisions on the bench. Jackson said that sentencing policy is interesting on an intellectual level because it “melds together myriad types of law,” as well as critical race theory, negotiations and contracts.)

Tenn. Sen. Marsha Blackburn wrong about Ketanji Brown Jackson and critical race theory

FALSE Claim via Social Media: It is cheaper to fill a gas-powered vehicle than an electric one?

Verify rating: False (It costs about 17 cents to drive one mile in an average gas-powered vehicle versus roughly 5 cents to drive one mile in an electric vehicle.)

No, it’s not cheaper to fill a gas-powered vehicle than charge an electric one

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Marjorie Taylor Greene (R): Ukraine is a country whose “government only exists because the Obama State Department helped to overthrow the previous regime.”

FactCheck.org rating: False (Promoting Russian propaganda/conspiracy theories.)

Marjorie Taylor Greene Parrots Russian Talking Point on Ukraine

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Florida eliminated its gas tax.

Check Your Fact rating: False (While Florida’s legislature passed a bill that suspended its gas tax for October, the bill has not yet been signed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and would not eliminate the gas tax permanently.)

FACT CHECK: Did Florida Eliminate Its Statewide Gas Tax?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Pearson Sharp of OAN: The Russian airstrike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine, had “the makings of yet another false flag operation” led by the U.S.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (A Pentagon spokesperson called OAN host Pearson Sharp’s claims “ridiculous.” Several independent experts who spoke to PolitiFact agreed that it was completely without merit. Russian officials have conceded the attack occurred.)

One America News runs conspiratorial segment claiming strike on Mariupol hospital was US false flag

OAN Rating

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Daily Express: A Pfizer document contains a list of around 158,000 adverse events “from their vaccine”.

Full Fact rating: False (No it doesn’t. The document lists a mixture of reported adverse events following vaccination. Many may not have been caused by the vaccine.)

Express publishes misleading article about safety of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine – Full Fact

Daily Express Rating

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