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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 03/18/2022

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

FALSE Claim by Mehmet Oz (R): “David McCormick paid for attacks on Donald Trump.”

PolitiFact rating: False (McCormick gave money to Republican Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential campaign, but that doesn’t amount to “paying for attacks” on Trump, who won the GOP nomination.)

No proof for Dr. Oz’s claim that Pa. GOP Senate rival Dave McCormick ‘paid for attacks’ on Trump

Dr. Oz Rating

BLATANT
LIE
Claim via Social media: The Russian attack on a Mariupol maternity hospital was staged.

USA Today rating: False (it was real)

Fact check: Baseless claims that Russian attack on Mariupol hospital was ‘staged’

MOSTLY
FALSE
Claim via Social Media: “Congress Just Gave Itself A 21% Raise As Americans Can’t Afford Gas.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mostly False (Pay raise for staffer not members of congress.)

Spending Bill Includes Pay Raise for Staffers, Not Members of Congress

BLATANT
LIE
Claim by MeidasTouch: Marjorie Taylor Greene Refused to Clap for Volodymyr Zelensky.

Newsweek rating: False (Deceptive editing. She did stand and clap.)

Fact Check: Did Marjorie Taylor Greene Not Applaud Volodymyr Zelensky?

MeidasTouch Rating

TRUE Real or Not? Hillary Clinton thanked “the Russian Academy” for the “Lifetime Achievement Award” upon learning the Russian government sanctioned her.

Snopes.com rating: Correct Attribution

Did Hillary Clinton Tweet This Snarky Response to Russia Sanctioning Her?

FALSE (International: Australia): There were more than 1,200 vaccine-related deaths in the first 90 days of the Pfizer rollout.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The claim that the deaths were caused by the vaccine misrepresents what the published data on adverse events actually means.)

Anti-vaxxers misrepresent Pfizer report to say 1200 died in the first months of rollout

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