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: Says NBC News’ Kristen Welker “gave thousands of dollars to Obama, Clinton and Biden, is registered as a Democrat & her family spent Christmas with the Obamas at the White House.”
PolitiFact rating: False
Fact-checking false claims about debate moderator Kristen Welker of NBC
|Claim via Social Media: Mitch McConnell is the richest senator in the U.S. Senate. Kentucky is the poorest state in America.
USA Today rating: False
Fact check: Mitch McConnell isn’t Senate’s richest, Ky. isn’t poorest
|Claim by Bloggers: If you know someone’s name and date of birth you can change their votes on Oregon’s voting website.
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
4chan users spread false information about Oregon’s election website
|Claim by Zerohedge: “The coronavirus is no more deadly or dangerous than seasonal flu”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate
COVID-19 is more deadly and more contagious than seasonal flu and can also cause long-lasting damage to survivors
|Claim by Joe Biden (D): “The boilermakers union has endorsed me because I sat down with them and went into great detail with leadership [about] exactly what I would do.”
Politifact rating: False
|(International: Spain) Claim: Iranians watch war between Azerbaijan and Armenia from mountain top
Alt News rating: False
Old video from Russia falsely viral as Iranians watching Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict live
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Kristen Welker’s family gave thousands of dollars to Obama campaign. She has deep democrat ties. So she may not have donated directly, she is still a democratic operative with definite bias.