Many fact checkers are biased. Some just want a sensational headline to make their “checking” more saleable/clickable. Some lie or misrepresent facts based on their bias. Here is an example.

A Facebook post “Only in LOGAN OHIO does a person get TASED AND ARRESTED for not wearing a freaking MASK…” was found to be false by a fact checker.

Fact Check: Woman Was NOT Arrested for Not Wearing a Mask – She was Arrested for Criminal Trespassing

The facts are true. This woman was actually arrested for trespass and not for refusing to wear a mask. However, the reason she was “trespassing” was that she was not wearing a mask.

This fits in the same category as “No shirt, no shoes, no service.” Businesses can make rules for admittance and withhold permission for admittance if you don’t follow them. There isn’t much case law on “masking” and whether public officials’ proclamations have the weight of law. But they do issue business licenses and otherwise restrict businesses. So, they may not be able to arrest you for not wearing a mask in a bar, but they can take away the liquor license of bars that do not require patrons to wear masks. Then if you don’t wear a mask, they can have you evicted and/or charged with trespassing.

In this case, the fact checker used correct facts but displayed his bias by using a headline pedantically focusing on the word “arrested” rather than the larger issue of the technical violation of a trespass statute caused by not wearing a mask.

So, the verdict is:

No lie per se, but a “technical foul.”

I suspect good parents would not be happy if their children tried to use that type of manipulation against them.