The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/23/2020

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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 Left Action: “Hunter Biden was chairman of the World Food Program, which just won the Nobel Peace Prize. Eric Trump, Donald J Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump are banned from ever operating a charity again because they stole donations to children with cancer.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking claims about charities linked to Hunter Biden and the Trump children

Left Action Rating

Claim by Laura Ingraham: “Flu cases down by 95% [compared to last year]”; flu is being diagnosed as COVID-19, leading to fewer flu cases being recorded

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

Claims that flu cases are used to inflate COVID-19 case counts are misleading, based on inaccurate numbers

Claim by Gwen Moore (D): You can vote in Wisconsin with a photo ID “even if that ID is expired or you’ve moved.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Yes, you can vote with an expired photo ID, with one caveat

Claim by Secure America Now: VP Biden threatened to withhold $1B from Ukraine to save his son’s job.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Biden leveraged $1B in aid to Ukraine to oust corrupt prosecutor, not to help his son

Claim via Social Media: Did Donald Trump take his children to “hang out with his pedophile buddy Jeffrey Epstein” and fail to protect the Trump children?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: This Photo Does NOT Show Donald Trump Taking His Children To ‘Hang Out’ With Jeffrey Epstein And Not Protecting Them

(International: Spain) Claim: Muslims account for 30 percent of India’s population and they are no more a minority in the country.

India Today rating: Mostly false

Fact Check: No, Muslims will not surpass Hindu population in India anytime soon

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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