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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/16/2022

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

TRUE Claim by Nikki Fried (D): Florida is “49th in the nation when it comes to (Medicaid) funding” for people with disabilities.

Politifact rating: True (Though Florida is spending a significant amount of money on its Medicaid program, the state is 49th in the U.S. when it comes to spending on services for people with disabilities.)

Fact-checking Nikki Fried’s claim about Florida’s Medicaid funding

FALSE Claim by thirstyfornews.com: Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $10 Million To Ukraine Armed Forces

Lead Stories rating: False (Did Not Happen)

Fact Check: Leonardo DiCaprio Did NOT Donate $10 Million To Ukraine Armed Forces

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Classified documents from Ukraine “confirm without a shadow of a doubt” that the Ukraine government was “covertly preparing an offensive operation against Donbas, scheduled for March 2022.”

PolitiFact rating: False (The document isn’t classified, and there are no direct statements in it about an attack on the Donbas. It makes references to a training camp on the opposite side of the country.)

No, this document doesn’t show classified Ukrainian military orders to attack the Donbas region

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Viral Video: Shows Vice President Kamala Harris avoiding a question about how long Americans “should be bracing for this historic inflation and some unprecedented gas prices.”

The Dispatch rating: False (edited video)

Fact Check: Did Kamala Harris Avoid a Question About Inflation?

TRUE Did it happen: On March 9, 2022, the official Twitter account of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the U.S. retweeted a post by Candace Owens that said, “Russian lives matter.”

Snopes.com rating: True

Did Russian Embassy in US Retweet Candace Owens ‘Russian Lives Matter’ Post?

FALSE (International: China): Claim by Zhao Lijian: “According to data released by the U.S., it has 26 bio-labs and other related facilities in Ukraine, over which the U.S. Department of Defense has absolute control… the biological military activities of the U.S. in Ukraine are merely the tip of the iceberg.”

POLYGRAPH.info rating: False

How China Spread Kremlin’s False Biolab Claims

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