The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/31/2022

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 by David Perdue (R): The 2021 Georgia Senate runoff and the 2020 presidential election “were stolen.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (State officials in Georgia – Republicans – certified the results of the 2020 presidential election and the 2021 Senate runoffs. The presidential election results in Georgia were counted three times, and each showed Biden won.)

Georgia’s David Perdue said elections were stolen from him and Trump. Pants on Fire!

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Ria Novosti, National Pulse, and Tucker Carlson: “Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca investment fund financed the Pentagon’s military biological program in Ukraine.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios (There is no connection. The National Pulse and Tucker Carlson are promoting intentionally misleading Russian propaganda.)

Analysis | The truth about Hunter Biden and the Ukrainian ‘bio labs’

Ria Novosti Rating, National Pulse Rating, Tucker Carlson Rating

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim by Sean Ryan (D): “New York state has already lost 99% of its historic freshwater wetlands.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (New York state has not lost 99% of its wetlands. Ryan’s office acknowledged that they had mistakenly used the figure for New York City and they changed the figure to 60%.)

Has New York state lost 99% of its historical range of wetlands?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Ukraine grows 25% Of the World’s Wheat.

Lead Stories rating: False (3% Of Crop)

Fact Check: Ukraine Does NOT Grow 25% Of World’s Wheat – It’s Only 3%

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by Charlie Kirk: The price of crude oil increased 513% between Joe Biden’s inauguration and the Russian invasion of Ukraine

USA Today rating: False (75% increase)

Fact check: Viral post overstates increase in crude oil prices

Turning Point USA Rating

BLATANT
LIE
(International: Australia): Shane Warne’s son revealed his dad had chest pains from the COVID-19 vaccine prior to his death.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The video depicts far-right nationalist Blair Cottrell, not Jackson Warne. Cottrell’s claims around the cricketer’s death are unfounded.)

No, Warne’s son didn’t speculate on dad’s death in online video

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