The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/30/2020

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 Donald Trump Jr.: “We went from 75,000 flu deaths last year in America to almost 0 […] do you think there may be allocation games being played to manipulate the truth?”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Fewer flu cases observed in the start of this year’s flu season than in previous years, but Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet suggesting data manipulation is unsupported and cites inaccurate figures

Claim by Joe Manchin (D): “Now with the COVID-19 … more people are dependent on drugs or alcohol.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Has drug problem worsened under COVID-19?

Claim by Social media users: An ‘anti-Black Lives Matter’ flag replaced the American flag behind President Trump during a Waukesha campaign rally

USA Today rating: True

Fact check: Thin Blue Line flag has taken a prominent place at Trump rallies

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “In Nevada, they want to have a thing where you don’t have to have any verification of the signature” on ballots.

PolitiFact rating: False

Trump’s misleading claim about ballot signatures in Nevada

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “It would be very, very proper and very nice if a winner were declared on November third, instead of counting ballots for two weeks, which is totally inappropriate and I don’t believe that that’s by our laws.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees voting chaos that does not exist

(International: France) Claim: French police attacked Muslims praying on the streets of Yüksekova!

IndiaToday rating: Mostly False

Fact Check: Old video of police action on Muslims in Turkey revived during recent Erdogan-Macron feud

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