The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/20/2023

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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FALSE Claim via Social media: There were no bank failures during Trump’s presidency.

USA Today rating: False (There were 15 bank failures during Trump’s presidency, not zero. But none as big as SVB.)

Fact check: Banks failed during both Trump, Biden administrations

Claim by Natural News: Data show Covid-19 vaccines reduce lifespans by up to 24 years.

AFP Fact Check rating: False (No Evidence and Natural News is a notorious purveyor of medical disinformation.)

Covid-19 vaccines falsely linked to lower life expectancy

Natural News Rating

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Polio wasn’t eradicated in the United States by a vaccine.

PolitiFact rating: False (yes, it was)

DDT ban didn’t stop U.S. polio epidemic, vaccines did

Claim via Social Media: Go2Bank Is Giving New Customers $1000 As A Sign-Up Bonus

Lead Stories rating: False (Scam Tactic)

Fact Check: GO2Bank Is NOT Giving New Customers $1,000 As Sign-Up Bonus

Claim by Bill Gates Posted Tweet Proposing To ‘Force-Jab’ The Unvaccinated By Inoculating Livestock

Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Tweet)

Fact Check: Bill Gates Did NOT Post Tweet Vowing To ‘Force-Jab’ The Unvaccinated By Inoculating Livestock

Newspunch Rating

FALSE (International: Russia): Claim by Vladimir Putin: “We relied not just on the Russian-speaking population there [in Ukraine] – the whole country is Russian-speaking, as a matter of fact.” rating: False

In Buryatia, Putin Claims All of Ukraine is Russian-Speaking, Repeating a False Pretext for War

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