The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/09/2020

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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 Donald Trump (R): “DEMS WANT TO SHUT YOUR CHURCHES DOWN, PERMANENTLY. HOPE YOU SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump falsely claims Democrats want to ‘shut your churches down’

Claim by the New York Post: a mutation could enable the virus that causes COVID-19 to evade hand-washing and mask-wearing.

Health Feedback rating: Low Scientific Credibility

New York Post article makes speculative, unsupported claim that mutation could enable the virus causing COVID-19 to evade handwashing and mask-wearing

New York Post Rating

Claim via Social Media: “Wisconsin Republicans have not passed a single bill in 6 months.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, Wisconsin legislators haven’t passed a bill in 6 months

Claim by Lawofficer.com: Does Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth “Kenny” Walker, say that Taylor was the one who opened fire on officers?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend Does NOT Say That She Opened Fire On Officers

Claim by Viral image: President Donald Trump blamed his positive COVID-19 test on Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Trump Blame Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer For Contracting COVID-19?

(International: India) Claim: Daughter of former CM of Madhya Pradesh, Digvijay Singh, joined BJP

BOOM rating: False

BJP Entrant Shreyasi Singh Is Not The Daughter Of Congress’s Digvijay Singh

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