The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/23/2020

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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 by Joe Biden (D): “I think the fastest [Supreme Court] justice ever confirmed was 47 days.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Biden’s False and Exaggerated Supreme Court Claims

Claim by Mercola.com: Profusa, Others Have Created An Implantable ‘Chip’ To Connect Us To The Internet And Open Door To ‘Brave New World’

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Profusa, Others Have NOT Created An Implantable ‘Chip’ To Connect Us To The Internet And Open Door To ‘Brave New World’

See MBFC review of Mercola.

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Joe Biden “didn’t think [the coronavirus] was going to be a problem until months later,” after late January. “He was way late.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Biden’s Early Statements About the Coronavirus

Claim in Sara Gideon (D) ad: “Susan Collins has a secret. Collins’ secret is she’s part of a perfect Washington marriage between a senator and a lobbyist. And Collins pushed for policies that benefited her husband’s lobbying business, voting to repeal a tax on firms like his and fighting against President Obama’s push to make them disclose contributions.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: No proof Sen. Collins voted to help husband

Claim via Social Media: Kamala Harris said: “I like taking the guns early.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump Said ‘I Like Taking The Guns Early,’ Not Harris

(International: India) Claim: Photo of a police officer pointing a gun against a farmer protesting against the Modi government

Factly rating: False

2013 photo falsely linked to the farmers’ present protest against the Agriculture laws

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