The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 10/31/2020

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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 Robyn Vining (D): My 2018 election was the first time Speaker Robin Vos has lost a Republican-held seat

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, because of gerrymandering only one Republican Assembly seat has flipped Democratic since 2013

Claim by Natural News: Did Scientific American warn that 5G technology is not safe? 

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Scientific American Did NOT Warn That 5G Is Unsafe, An Op-Ed Guest Writer Did

Natural News rating

Claim by American Principles Project: “Joe Biden says he supports sex changes for kids.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Conservative group’s claim that Joe Biden backs sex changes for kids is False

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Our excess mortality rate has been 42 percent less than Europe.”

The Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Fact-checking Trump’s closing arguments on covid-19

Claim by the Washington Examiner: “a third of excess deaths in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic could not be directly attributed to the coronavirus”; “One reason for the high amount of excess deaths not attributable to COVID-19 has been disruptions in health services caused by lockdowns.”

Health Feedback rating: Mostly Accurate

The percentage of excess deaths in the US not directly caused by COVID-19 range from 14% to 33%; it remains unclear how lockdowns influenced excess mortality

Washington Examiner rating

(International: New Zealand) Claim: The 2020 New Zealand election was rigged and 200,000 or more votes were removed from the tally.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Thousands of ‘missing votes’ from NZ election are a social media mirage

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