The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/01/2020

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 Chris Jacobs (R): “I am for protecting pre-existing conditions. … I actually co-sponsored legislation to do just that.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

On protecting people with pre-existing conditions, Jacobs’ claim needs context

Claim by The Guardian: “‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find”

Climate Feedback rating: Low Scientific Credibility

Guardian article on Arctic methane emissions claiming “a new climate feedback loop may have been triggered” lacks important context

The Guardian Rating

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Wisconsin dairy farms were decimated under the Obama and Biden nightmare. … Under the USMCA our dairy exports to Canada are expected to surge by at least 100%.” rating: False

Trump’s False Claims About Dairy Farms

Claim by Heartland Institute and Climate Realism: “In 1950, there were around 10,000 polar bears globally. Today, polar bear populations are near 39,000. Polar bear populations are increasing dramatically as the planet has warmed.”

Climate Feedback rating: Misleading

Sea ice loss due to climate change is the biggest threat to polar bear survival and has already led to declines in some polar bear subpopulations, contrary to “Climate Realism” video message

Heartland Institute

Claim by Donald Trump (R): The flu kills 100,000 annually and is it more lethal than the coronavirus

Poynter rating: Not Legit

TFCN Roundup: Did Democrat senators meet without masks?

(International: France) Claim: France declares war against Muslims

Alt News rating: False

Old video from Germany falsely viral as ‘France declares war on Muslims’

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