The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/02/2020

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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 Joe Biden (D): “We have a higher deficit with China now than we did before.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Joe Biden off-base on debate attack over US-China trade deficit

Claim by Diamond and Silk: Anti-Trump postal workers threw away ballots in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

The Dispatch rating: False

Did Mail Carriers Discard the Pennsylvania Ballots Subject to FBI and DoJ Investigation?

Claim by Hugh Hewitt: President Donald Trump’s tax returns show “what any wealthy person’s tax history is, if you can believe it — which is good years and bad years, years of immense taxes and years of almost no taxes at all because you carry over losses.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Experts say Trump tax report shows aggressive tax avoidance, unusually persistent losses

Claim via Social Media: Do photos show President Donald Trump with a “neural stimulator device” on his scalp under his hair?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NO Evidence That Photos Show Donald Trump With A ‘Neural Stimulator Device’

Claim by Donald Trump (R): The sheriff in Portland endorsed Donald Trump

The Dispatch rating: False

Did a Sheriff in Oregon Endorse Donald Trump?

(International: India) Claim: A woman covered herself in barbed wires and metal sheets to protest against the BJP government, signifying that it has failed to ensure women’s safety.

India Today rating: Mostly False

Fact Check: Is this woman wearing barbed wires in protest against Hathras incident?

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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