The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/01/2020

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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 MacIver Institute: “Bad math (is) driving Wisconsin’s exploding positive test rate.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Analysis bashing DHS COVID-19 calculations is built on errors, omissions

Claim via the Daily Caller: “Former President Bill Clinton made a significant change to federal land management nearly 30 years ago that created the conditions necessary for massive wildfires to consume portions of the West Coast.”

Climate Feedback rating: Low Scientific Credibility

Article by The Daily Caller oversimplifies drivers of wildfires and downplays role of climate change

Daily Caller MBFC rating

Claim by Facebook posts: Merrick Garland is investigating Donald Trump’s “tax evasion case.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Merrick Garland isn’t investigating Donald Trump for tax evasion

Claim by Todd Starnes: Did Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News or someone on his team give former Vice President Joe Biden a crib sheet ahead of debate #1 with President Donald Trump?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Radio Host Provides NO Evidence Joe Biden Was Given Debate Questions Ahead of First Debate with Trump

Todd Starnes MBFC rating

Claim via Social Media: Does a letter from Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe support the claim that Hillary Clinton planned “the Russia hoax” against Donald Trump in July 2016?

Lead Stories Rating: No Evidence

Fact Check: DNI Letter On Russian Intel From July 2016 Does NOT Show ‘Russia Hoax’ Was ‘Hillary’s Plan’

(International: Nigeria) Claim: N4, 000 and 1000GB internet data is available for all Nigerians to stay safe at home

Dubawa rating: False

A ticklish website offers freebies for people to stay home, then invades users’ privacy

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