The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/29/2020

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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, Gray = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/International/Other

Claim by Richard Durban (D): “We have a worse economy than any other country in the world that’s going through COVID-19 by a factor of three.”

Politifact rating: False

No, U.S. economy not worst in world by ‘a factor of three’

The Claim: The Oklahoma Dept. of Health planned a spike in cases of COVID-19.

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Oklahoma Department of Health did not plan a ‘spike’ in COVID-19 cases

Claim by Alex Azar: “Masks are important. … The president has been clear since his April guidance on reopening the economy.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump Has Not Been ‘Clear’ in Support of Masks

Claim via Social Media: Did Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior advisor to the President, delete all his tweets after an explosive New York Times story was published on Trump’s purported extremely low or nonexistent tax payments?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Jared Kushner Did NOT Delete Tweets After Story Broke Exposing Trump’s Lack of Tax Payments

Claim by Trump (R): “On top of it all, former Vice President Joe Biden promised to give free federal health care to anyone in the world who illegally crosses our border. His plan to provide government health care to illegal immigrants would bankrupt our health care system, collapse our hospitals, and destroy Medicare, while bringing millions and millions of people — lured — into our country.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s falsehood on Biden’s health care plan

(International: South Africa) Claim: 53 Johannes Ramokhoase street a human trafficking hotspot

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Building falsely linked to human trafficking is a police residence, say cops

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