The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/25/2020

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 via Social Media: A clip of Joe Biden shows him reading a response to an interview question from a teleprompter, saying “I lost that line.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Biden wasn’t reading pre-written response to question in Telemundo interview

Claim by Viral Post: a “man in a van” wrapped a $100 bill and a red ribbon around the door handle of a woman’s parked car in an attempted sex trafficking abduction at Northgate Shopping Center in Revere, Massachusetts.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Are Women Being Targeted By Human Traffickers With $100 At A Massachusetts Shopping Mall?

Claim by William Barr (R): “Putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is like house arrest. Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.”

PolitiFact rating: False

COVID-19 rules second only to slavery on civil liberties intrusions? Barr gets it wrong

Claim by Rachel Maddow: achieving herd immunity would kill roughly 6.4 million Americans.

Check Your Fact rating: False

Fact-Checking Rachel Maddow’s Math On Potential COVID-19 Herd Immunity Deaths

Claim by Li-Meng Yan: “[G]enetic evidence within the Spike gene of SARS-Cov-2 genome […] does exist and suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 genome should be a product of genetic manipulation”; “The characteristics and pathogenic effects of SARS-CoV-2 are unprecedented”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

The virus causing COVID-19 most likely evolved in natural wildlife populations before spreading to humans

(International: Philippines) Claim: Philippine VP Robredo demands P4 trillion budget for 2021

AFP Fact Check rating: False

False Facebook posts claim Philippine vice president demanded multi-billion dollar budget for her office in 2021

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