The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/16/2020

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 Donald Trump (R): “The World Health Organization just admitted that I was right” about lockdowns to control COVID-19. rating: False

Trump Distorts WHO’s Lockdown Comments

Claim via Social Media: claims that a court case about President Donald Trump allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl will begin on October 14.

The Dispatch rating: False

Is Donald Trump Facing a Court Case for Allegedly Raping a Teen in 1994?

Claim via Social Media: Says Joe Biden and Barack Obama “directly participated in a plot to have #SealTeam6 MURDERED, then arranged a massive cash deal as part of a cover up.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump retweets Benghazi conspiracy theory that falsely claims Biden, Obama killed Navy SEALs

Claim via Social Media: Did President Donald Trump tell reporters the main reason he nominated Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justice was because she is attractive?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Trump Did NOT Tell Reporters The Main Reason He Nominated Amy Barrett Was Because She Is Attractive

Claim by Tommy Tuberville (R): Says Doug Jones “has voted to spend our tax dollars on late-term abortions” and “supports abortion up until birth.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Tommy Tuberville wrong twice in attack on Alabama Sen. Doug Jones on abortion

(International: Australia) Claim: Labour Party leader and NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern claims New Zealand’s unemployment rate and government debt is lower than Australia’s.

Australian Associated Press rating: Mostly True 

Is Australia ‘outplaying’ NZ on debt and unemployment?

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