The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/06/2020

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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 via Social Media: Says Donald Trump’s reelection campaign emailed supporters to “donate to help him recover from” COVID-19.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump did not ask supporters for $421 million to help him recover from COVID-19

Claim by the Washington Times: Did Joe Biden say he attended college at HBCU Delaware State University?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Joe Biden Did NOT Say He Attended College At HBCU Delaware State University

Washington Times Rating

Claim via Social Media: Says Donald Trump boarded Marine One “with a portable oxygen concentrator in his pocket with the nasal cannula going up his back, hidden in his hair and tucked under his mask.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Trump did not board Marine One with a portable oxygen concentrator

Claim by Before It’s News and SHTFplan: “The Government has released their initial plans to force a vaccine on everyone”; “Three potential vaccines are currently in Stage 3 trials in the United States and could be ready in weeks”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

COVID-19 vaccines are not expected to be available for the public before several months, contrary to viral claim on social media

Before It’s News Rating, SHTFplan Rating

Claim by Don Moynihan: The White House blocked a plan that would have sent five reusable face masks to every household in early April.

Poynter rating: Legit

Fact-check: Did the White House block access to face masks in April 2020?

(International: Swaziland) Claim: New law says businesses are reserved for Swaziland citizens

AFP Fact Check rating: False

The Eswatini government rejected claims of a new law prohibiting foreign-owned businesses

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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