The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/08/2020

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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): During the Obama/Biden administration “18,000 people got clemency.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Biden inflated the number of clemency actions by Obama

Claim via Social Media: Did Joe Biden say “The reason I was able to stay home during the pandemic is because some Black woman was able to keep the grocery shelves stocked?”

Lead Stories rating: Missing Context

Fact Check: Joe Biden DID Say ‘Some Black Woman Was Able To Keep The Grocery Shelves Stocked’ But Not To Demean

Note: Although Joe Biden said those words it was in the context of praising minority workers during the pandemic, therefore we rate it Mostly False based on missing context that attempts to portray Biden negatively.

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Sometimes 100,000 people or more die from the seasonal flu

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False

Do Flu Deaths Ever Top 100,000?

Claim by David Perdue (R): “I’m running against a kid named Jon Ossoff, who has been endorsed by the Communist Party.”

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Analysis | GOP senator falsely claims opponent was endorsed by Communist Party

Claim by Joe Biden (D): The president’s own FBI director said that the greatest domestic terrorist threat is white supremacists.

PolitiFact rating: True

FBI director warned about white supremacist violence

(International: Armenia) Claim: These photos show a Russian-made air defense system destroyed in an attack on Armenia in 2020.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

These photos have circulated since 2016 in reports about an air defence system that was damaged after an accident in Russia

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