The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/29/2020

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 Sri Preston Kulkarni (D): Says Troy Nehls “called wearing masks ‘un-American’ and called those who do ‘communists.'”

PolitiFact rating: False

In Texas House race, Kulkarni distorts Nehls’ take on mask mandate and communists

Claim by Social media users: Melania Trump uses a body double.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Images show Melania Trump, not a body double

Claim by Donald Trump (R): U.S. is “really not doing (COVID-19) reporting right” because deaths are being improperly counted and hospitals have an “incentive” to pad stats.

PolitiFact rating: False

Trump wrong to claim US is padding COVID-19 stats

Claim by OAN: Does Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data “reveal” that COVID-19 death totals have been exaggerated by hospitals counting heart attacks as COVID deaths? 

Lead Stories Rating: False

Fact Check: CDC Data Do NOT ‘Reveal’ Hospitals Have Counted Heart Attacks as COVID-19 Deaths

One America News rating

Claim by Kayleigh McEnany: “Biden admits to voter fraud.”

PolitiFact rating: False

White House press secretary McEnany takes Biden’s words on voter fraud out of context

(International: Pakistan) Claim: Paul Pogba quit France’s national football team over president’s remarks on Islam

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Paul Pogba has not quit France’s national football team over president’s remarks on Islam

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