The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/21/2020

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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 Andrew Cuomo (D): “We’re No. 46 out of 50 states… we’re 46th in terms of percentage of deaths in nursing homes.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Cuomo’s claim on nursing home deaths not whole story

Claim by America’s Front Line Doctors and repeated by OAN: Did an anti-mask group of doctors prove its claim that masks are “irrelevant” to the prevention of COVID-19?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: America’s Frontline Doctors Did NOT Prove Their Claims That Masks Don’t Work

America’s Front Line Doctors Rating, OAN Rating

Claim by Joe Cunningham (D): “Nancy Mace denies climate change.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

SC House candidate Nancy Mace hedges, but doesn’t outright confirm climate change

Claim by the Geller Report: Did Pennsylvania reject 372,000 mail-in ballots?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Pennsylvania Did NOT Reject 372,000 Mail-In Ballots — They Were Ballot Applications

Geller Report Rating

Claim by Peter Schweizer: Deals between Hunter Biden and Chinese entities “didn’t just make the Bidens money — they had dangerous consequences for our national security.”

PolitiFact rating: Unproven

Fact-checking claims about Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, and China

(International: Spain) Claim: A video shows thousands in Madrid protesting the health system and “new world order” amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Video shows huge Madrid protest – but it’s not over COVID-19

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