The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/07/2020

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 by Alex Jones: “President Trump is in great danger. Evidence is mounting that he’s being deliberately killed at Walter Reed Military Hospital.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Evidence is not mounting that doctors are trying to kill Trump

Claim via Social Media: Can incarcerated people receive the $1,200 economic stimulus check behind bars?

Lead Stories rating: True

Fact Check: Incarcerated People CAN Receive The $1,200 Stimulus Check Behind Bars

Claim by Facebook posts: “Bikers show up to The Walter Reed Hospital to pray for President Trump.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Video shows protesters in South Africa, not bikers praying for Trump

Claim by Breitbart: Did Sen. Thom Tillis contract the coronavirus despite wearing a mask at the White House Rose Garden event announcing President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Sen. Thom Tillis Contracted The Coronavirus And WAS Unmasked During Part Of The SCOTUS Rose Garden Event

Breitbart Rating

Claim by Sara Gideon (D): Says Susan Collins “pushed for policies that benefited her husband’s lobbying business.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Claim that Maine Sen. Susan Collins acted to help her husband’s firm falls short

(International: Australia) Claim: Comorbidity data from an Australian Department of Health report shows there are far fewer coronavirus-related deaths than those reported in official figures.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Post misleads on Australian COVID-19 death data

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