The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/28/2022

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

Claim via Social Media: Virginia Tech swimmer Reka Gyorgy tweeted, “My finals spot was stolen by Lia Thomas, who is a biological male.”

PolitiFact rating: False (This tweet, purportedly from Virginia Tech swimmer Reka Gyorgy, came from a hoax account.)

No, Virginia Tech swimmer did not tweet that her ‘finals spot was stolen’ by transgender athlete

Claim: A picture of U.S. President Joe Biden in front of the White House in March 2022 was “staged” or digitally altered to add trees. rating: False (The Magnolias on the south lawn are evergreens.)

Did Biden Admin Stage a White House Photo with Fake Trees?

Claim by Mick McGuire (R): Ketanji Brown Jackson has “a weak record — defund police, abolish ICE and now a completely open border policy.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (no evidence that Jackson has stated support for defunding the police, abolishing ICE, or open borders.)

Fact-checking false claim about Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record on immigration

FALSE Claim via Social Media: NPR published an article about the January 6 2021 storming of the US capitol before it happened.

Lead Stories rating: False (The article was published in the morning with a different headline about the protest. After the riot the article was updated with a new headline, but the timestamp remained.)

Fact Check: NPR Did NOT Report On January 6 Storming Of Capitol Before It Happened

Claim via Social Media: A “baby’s immune system” cannot “safely handle 8 different antigens 💉 (toxins, bacteria, DNA) in 1 day”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate (An infant’s immune system can safely cope with receiving several vaccines at once and/or being challenged by multiple antigens in the same day.)

Infants’ immune systems are perfectly able to safely cope with several vaccines in one day

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: The so-called collective West does not need a strong and sovereign Russia, and will not forgive us our independent policy and standing up for our national interests. It is trying to divide our society. It’s aim is to destroy Russia.” rating: False

Putin Says the West Wants to ‘Destroy Russia,’ But That Ignores History

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