The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/22/2020

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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 via Social Media: Students no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance in schools.

Politifact rating: False

Students still say the pledge in schools

Claim by Ted Cruz (R): “I think it is particularly important that the Senate take it up and confirm this nomination before the election. Because Joe Biden has been explicit. He has said, if he doesn’t win, he’s going to challenge this election. He’s going to go to court. … Given that, there is a serious risk of a constitutional crisis.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s made-up car plants, court revisionism

Claim by Joe Biden (D): Some of the vaccines “have to be shipped at 70 degrees below zero”

PolitiFact rating: Accurate

Fact-checking Joe Biden on a coronavirus vaccine

Claim via Social Media: The U.S. CDC encourages the use of a “[COVID-19] flu shot” on children.

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

No vaccine contains strains of both the flu and the virus that causes COVID-19; COVID-19 is not the flu

Claim via Social Media: “CDC Director Robert Redfield says healthy people should NOT wear masks.”

PolitiFact rating: False

CDC director says healthy people should wear masks

(International: Myanmar) Claim: Photos show masses fleeing Myanmar for Thailand due to coronavirus pandemic

AFP Fact Check rating: False

AFP photo of Indian migrant workers leaving Delhi falsely circulated as ‘Myanmar people fleeing to Thailand after coronavirus outbreak’

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