The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/26/2020


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 Donald Trump (R): “I told a great gentleman, he just retired, Prime Minister Abe of Japan. I said, ‘Shinzo, you got to build plants here'” in Michigan. “‘We want our cars built here.’ … The next day they announced five plants.” rating: False

Trump’s False Auto Industry Claims

Claim via Social Media: Judge Amy Coney Barrett has said her end goal is “to end separation of church and state & build a ‘Kingdom of God’ in the United States.”

The Dispatch rating: No evidence

Does Amy Coney Barrett Want to ‘End the Separation of Church and State’?

Claim via Social Media: “Trump says No Aid for CA fires. But in July he offered to help Putin with fires in Russia.” rating: False

Contrary to Viral Claim, Trump OK’d Aid for California Fires

Claim by Voiceover ad: “Joe Biden kneels, and his employees pay bail [for violent protesters]. And Biden doesn’t stand up to the radical leftists who want to eliminate the police.”

Washington Post rating: False

Three Trump ads in Spanish, many distortions – The Washington Post

Claim via Social Media: “Why don’t we wear masks for [tuberculosis]? Because CNN hasn’t instructed you to.”

Health Feedback rating: Misleading

Comparisons of tuberculosis and flu with COVID-19 omit important context that explains the different public health responses

(International: Philippines) Claim: Viral photo of Colombia bus with image of Ambedkar and wife.

NewsMeter rating: False

Fact Check: Viral photo of Colombia bus with image of Ambedkar, wife is FAKE

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