The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/20/2020

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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 via Social Media: A photo shows a massive crowd at a recent Florida rally for Donald Trump.

PolitiFact rating: False

Photo doesn’t show Trump rally in Florida. It was a music festival in Switzerland

Claim via Social Media:  Kamala Harris failed the bar exam on her first attempt, while Amy Coney Barrett graduated at the top of her law school class

USA Today rating: True

Fact check: Claim about Harris, Barrett legal backgrounds is true

Claim by Van Wanggaard (R): No one under 20 has died of COVID-19, and “it has not actually been determined yet” that anyone under 20 can spread it to an older person

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Wisconsin senator off-base with claim that it’s unknown whether young people spread COVID-19

Claim by VoteVets.org: Says Thom Tillis voted “against a pay raise for a military, while voting for a pay raise for himself.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

No, Tillis didn’t oppose military raises or boost his own pay

Claim by Vicente Gonzalez (D): Says the “The Rio Grande Valley is 4.7% of the entire state population, but it represents 17% of the (coronavirus) deaths of our state.”

Politifact rating: True

COVID-19 fatalities in the Rio Grande Valley double the state average

(International: Australia) Claim: A Facebook post claims Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has a net worth of $91 million.

Australian Associated Press rating: False 

Is Daniel Andrews really a multimillionaire? – Australian Associated Press

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