The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/22/2023

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: peer-reviewed study found at least 217,000 Americans who died from Covid-19 vaccines

Lead Stories rating: False (Study Flagged)

Fact Check: Peer-Reviewed Study Did NOT Find At Least 217,000 Americans Died From COVID Vaccines

Claim via Social Media: Says President Joe Biden was recorded talking about bank collapse.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Fake)

Audio clip of President Joe Biden talking about bank collapse is fake, experts said

FALSE Claim via Social media: Biden is bailing out Silicon Valley Bank with ‘your tax dollars’

USA Today rating: False (No direct taxpayer funds will be used to address Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse. The bank’s depositors will instead be covered by funds from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and its Deposit Insurance Fund, which is funded by assessments paid by banks and interest earned on government investments.)

Fact check: Misleading claim Biden used tax dollars to bail out SVB

Claim by Viral Image: Time Magazine posted a cover calling Donald Trump ‘the worst president ever’

Check Your Fact rating: False (The cover is digitally edited. It cannot be found on the publication’s official archive of covers.)

FACT CHECK: Did Time Magazine Call Donald Trump ‘The Worst President Ever?’

Claim via Social Media: Former President Donald Trump tweeted, “The storm is upon us.”

Politifact rating: False (He did not)

Former President Donald Trump didn’t tweet this QAnon phrase

FALSE (International: Australia): Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is breaching referendum rules by not providing equal funding to both sides of the voice to parliament campaign.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (Equal funding for “yes” and “no” campaigns is not required under legislation or the Constitution.)

Post fumbles the funding facts on voice referendum

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