The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/14/2023

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

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Claim by the Washington Free Beacon: “The Biden administration is floating a new” climate strategy: Don’t leave your house.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False (A Biden administration plan for reducing carbon emissions promotes the climate advantages of telecommuting and public transit. It does not tell people to stay home.)

Joe Biden’s climate plan backs public transit and telecommuting, but doesn’t say ‘stay home’

Washington Free Beacon Rating

Claim by Hungary Is Preparing To Prosecute ‘Lifelong Nazi’ George Soros

Lead Stories rating: False (Nope, and Soros, who is Jewish, lived through the Nazi occupation of Hungary in 1944-45, when he was 13 to 14 years old.

Fact Check: Hungary Is NOT Preparing To Prosecute ‘Lifelong Nazi’ George Soros

Newspunch Rating

Claim via Social Media: Elon Musk banned U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Twitter.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (She is still Tweeting)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is still tweeting, despite baseless claims that Elon Musk banned her

Claim by Pfizer patent approved for tracking vaccinated humans worldwide via microwave and graphene held in fatty tissues of the vaccinated.

Lead Stories rating: Patently False (Crackpots)

Fact Check: Pfizer Does NOT Have Patent ‘For Tracking Vaccinated Humans Worldwide Via Microwave And Graphene’

Philosophers-Stone Rating

Claim by Stanley Litow: “Lifetime earnings of someone with a college degree is over a million dollars more than those entering the workforce without one.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True (Multiple analyses show that people with bachelor’s degrees stand to earn more than $1 million in added income over a lifetime compared with people who lack them, though one study showed differentials that, while substantial, did not quite reach $1 million.)

Strong support for notion that a bachelor’s degree means $1 million more in lifetime income

FALSE (International: India): India is going to launch a vaccine to cure cancer.

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check: Is India and Serum Institute Launching an Affordable Cancer Vaccine?

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