The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/29/2022

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

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Chelsea Manning is in jail, while George Bush and Dick Cheney are free.

Lead Stories rating: False (Chelsea’s Free)

Fact Check: Chelsea Manning Was NOT ‘In Jail’ In March 2022 As Meme Claims

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: Leaked visitor logs revealed that Rep. Adam Schiff visited sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s private island 78 times.

Snopes.com rating: False (Labeled Satire)

No, Visitor Logs Did Not Reveal Adam Schiff Visited Epstein’s Island

FALSE Claim by Marsha Blackburn (R): To Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: “At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. You advocated—again I quote—‘for each and every criminal defendant in D.C. Department of Corrections custody to be released.’ That would have been 1,500 criminals back on the street if you had had your way.” 

The Dispatch rating: False (Judge Jackson went on to say that each case requires an individual assessment. She further stated “We have to look at the harm to the community that might be caused by the release of individual people. We can’t just release everybody I said in that opinion.”

Fact Check: Did Ketanji Brown Jackson Want to Release Inmates During the Pandemic?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: 60% of Democrats say they wouldn’t fight if America was invaded.

Newsweek rating: False (52%, but the question was out of context)

Fact Check: Did 60% of Democrats Say They Wouldn’t Fight if US Was Invaded?

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social Media: U.S. Army officially begins dishonorably discharging soldiers who haven’t taken the vaccine

Lead Stories rating: False (Not Dishonorable)

Fact Check: The US Army Is NOT Dishonorably Discharging Soldiers Who Haven’t Taken COVID-19 Vaccine

FALSE (International: Australia): Employers can be jailed under the “Corporate Manslaughter Act” for adverse vaccine reactions suffered by their employees.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (There is no such Act and experts say such cases would not apply under existing industrial manslaughter legislation.)

Confused vaccine manslaughter claim based on non-existent law

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