The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/03/2020

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 via Social Media: “Social Security checks do not go through the postal service since 2013 because it’s not secure.” rating: False

Social Security Didn’t Stop Mailing Checks ‘Because It’s Not Secure’

Claim via Social Media: Did KKK members carry a banner endorsing Trump?

Poynter rating: False

Fact-check: Did KKK members carry a banner endorsing Trump?

Claim by Brit Hume: “I don’t think there’s any doubt (Joe) Biden’s senile.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Geriatrics experts say Brit Hume’s claim that Joe Biden is ‘senile’ is wrong

Claim via Social Media and QAnon: Was New York state Assembly Bill A99, sponsored by Assemblyman Nick Perry, drawn up to take advantage of the pandemic, with the purported aim of allowing state officials to remove infected residents — namely children — from their homes and keep them in detention facilities indefinitely? And is the pandemic “fake” and is COVID-19 made-up?

Lead Stories rating: All False

Fact Check: NY State Assembly Bill A99 Does NOT Aim To Take Children From Homes For COVID-19

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “If you just count all the deaths in the red states, we are number two in the world in deaths, just behind Brazil.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Yes, coronavirus deaths in red states add up to second-highest in the world

(International: Nigeria) Claim: Claim by The World Bank: In northern Nigeria, the lack of secondary schools is significantly greater with up to 10 primary schools for every secondary school.

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

World Bank uses outdated stats as it announces $500m Nigeria education plan

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