The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/20/2020

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 Joe Biden (D): “We now have a larger trade deficit … than we’ve ever had with China.” rating: False

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

Claim by Donald Trump campaign (R): “Joe Biden tried to cut Social Security and Medicare for decades. … Now Biden’s promising your benefits to illegal immigrants.”

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Analysis | Trump’s Social Security-illegal immigration attack on Biden misses its mark

Claim by Joe Biden (D): Says President Donald Trump walked across Lafayette Square to a church and held a Bible upside down.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Joe Biden wrong about Donald Trump holding Bible upside-down

Claim by Viral image: the image shows a tweet by Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris calling for people to report a specific Instagram account, saying, “Conservatives must be silenced to stop them from spreading their hate speech.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: ‘Conservatives Must Be Silenced’ – Did Kamala Harris Tweet That Quote While Calling For People To Report An Instagram Account?

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive. All the people. I’m not making this up. Just look at the data.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Joe Biden wrongly claims Trump could’ve prevented every COVID-19 death

(International: India) Claim: Images with a claim that students protesting against unemployment were beaten by UP Police rating: False

Fact Check: Old images of 2018 incident viral with fake claims

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