The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/18/2020

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. (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

Claim by Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: Sen. Steve “Daines is pushing a plan that … experts say could end Social Security benefits by 2023.” rating: False

DSCC Falsely Attacks Daines on Social Security

The claim: Former Vice President Joe Biden received five draft deferments from the Vietnam War 

USA Today Fact Check rating: True

Fact check: Biden, like Trump, received multiple draft deferments from Vietnam

Claim by Li-Meng Yan: “This virus, COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 virus, actually is not from nature. It is a man-made virus created in the lab.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Tucker Carlson guest airs debunked conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was created in a lab

Claim via Social Media and Gateway Pundit: A viral tweet claims that CBS portrayed a photo from a Latinos for Trump event in Phoenix, Arizona, as being from a Biden event. 

The Dispatch rating: False

Did CBS Conflate a Latinos for Trump Rally With a Biden Event?

Claim by Instagram post: “The same deputy who got shot through her jaw in Saturday’s shooting is the same officer seen on video laughing and smirking at the scene of security guard Andres Guardado’s death after he was shot and killed by LASD officers on June 18th, 2020.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Lacking evidence, posts falsely tie ambushed deputy to previous shooting

(International: Kenya) Claim: There is a ‘global average’ for the number of judges and magistrates to number of people

Africa Check rating: Unproven

Factchecking Kenya’s chief justice on judiciary funding and backlog of cases

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