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 Mike Pence (R): “The reality is when you look at the Biden plan, it reads an awful lot like what President Trump and I and our task force have been doing every step of the way.”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire
|Claim by multiple sources including Next News Network: Did the Obama administration, including then-Vice President Joe Biden: “Outsource” the imprisonment of Al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden, to Iran; Arrange for bin Laden to be moved to Pakistan for a staged killing in May, 2011; Pay Iran $152 billion to keep its role a secret; Order a SEAL Team 6 helicopter shot down in August 2011 to silence the unit that carried out the raid on bin Laden?
Lead Stories rating: No Evidence
|Claim by Joe Biden (D): JOE BIDEN: “This nominee said she wants to get rid of the Affordable Care Act.”
AP Fact Check rating: No Evidence
|Claim by The Federalist: More people who wear masks become sick with COVID-19 compared to non-mask wearers, therefore masks don’t work or are making us ill
Health Feedback rating: Flawed Reasoning
|Claim via Social Media: Is the median wealth of white households 81 times the median wealth of Black households in the United States?
Lead Stories rating: False
|(International: Australia) Claim: Australian state of Victoria recorded the same number of suicides in September 2020 during a coronavirus lockdown as it did for the whole of 2019.
AFP Fact Check rating: False
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