The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/12/2020

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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): Says Joe Biden “had 308,000 military people dying because you couldn’t provide them proper healthcare in the military.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Donald Trump falsely says 308,000 military people died waiting for care on Biden’s watch

Claim via Social Media: Were thousands of mail-in ballots for registered Republicans in Pennsylvania destroyed?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots For Registered Republicans In Pennsylvania Were NOT Destroyed

CLAIM: Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into antifa reveals that the organization was created by former President Barack Obama and liberal financier George Soros.

AP Fact Check rating: False

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Claim by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: “COVID-19 [is] less deadly than [seasonal] flu”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

COVID-19 is at least an order of magnitude more deadly than seasonal flu, according to current estimates

Claim by Jennifer Compton: “If Joe Biden’s elected, he’ll end fracking. … That would be the end of my job and thousands of others.”

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Analysis | Trump campaign promotes false claim that Biden would end fracking

(International: Uganda) Claim: CNN broadcast says Yoweri Museveni dictatorship is ending?

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Manipulated image claims CNN reported imminent end to Ugandan leader’s long rule

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2 Comments on The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/12/2020

  1. Larry D Olson // October 12, 2020 at 9:48 am //

    If your claims are of false statements, why not print the truth as you see it. It’s because you are anti right and only want people to see a partial answer. There were over 300,00 deaths of VA patients during Obummer’s watch. The answer isn’t technically accurate but it is close.

  2. Media Bias Fact Check // October 12, 2020 at 11:52 am //

    We provide the links to the full fact check.

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