The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/27/2020

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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 Susan Collins (R): Says Sara Gideon “voted to defund” the Freeport police “and gave the money to a nonprofit she helped run.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins lobs false ‘defund police’ attack on Sara Gideon

Claim by Viral Post: Amy Coney Barrett said that “white people are Gods (sic) chosen ones.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Amy Coney Barrett Say That ‘White People Are God’s Chosen Ones’?

Claim by Dinesh D’Souza: Kamala Harris “has not formally taken questions from the press a single time” since she was announced as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick.

PolitiFact rating: False

Local, national interviews show Kamala Harris has taken questions from media

Claim via Social Media: Did Louisville police have a warrant for Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth “Kenny” Walker, the night she was fatally shot by police?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Louisville Police Did NOT Have A Warrant For Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend

Claim via Social Media: President Donald Trump refused to give aid to California for fighting wildfires.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Trump Refuse To Provide California Aid To Fight The Wildfires?

(International: South Africa) Claim: In 2018, South African police service officers were accused of 217 cases of torture and 3,661 cases of assault

Africa Check rating: Correct

Police violence in South Africa: what do the numbers show?

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