The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/06/2020 – Election Conspiracies Edition

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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 Eric Trump: A person is on film “burning 80 Trump ballots.”

Politifact rating: False

Eric Trump retweets video falsely claiming man burned 80 Trump ballots

Claim via Social Media: If Joe Biden wins the election are there people planning on mass murdering POC and LGBTQ+ people?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: There Is NO Proof People Are Planning On Mass Murder Of POC And LGBTQ+ People If Biden Wins

Claim by Social media posts: “Voter Fraud in Michigan – Massive Dump of Over 200,000 Ballots for Biden All the Sudden Appear Overnight.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Clerical Error Prompts Unfounded Claims About Michigan Results

Claim via Social Media: Arizona poll workers passed out Sharpie pens to voters to prevent their votes from registering

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False

Did Arizona Poll Workers Give Out Sharpies To Prevent Votes From Being Registered?

Claim via Social Media: “Now that it’s even, Nevada decides to stop counting and is now not going to count anything until TOMORROW! What?!”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Nevada did not stop counting ballots

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!…

The Washington Post rating: False

Analysis | Bogus ‘vote fraud’ claims proliferate on social media

Claim by Sean Hannity: “NOT A JOKE: Ilhan Omar Tells Residents ‘You Don’t Have to be Registered to Vote’ in Minnesota.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Sean Hannity falsely suggests Ilhan Omar encouraged voter fraud. She didn’t

Hannity.com rating

Claim by 100percentfedup: An image shows “what appears to be an official ballot box being taken away from a polling location by an unidentified civilian.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking a misleading photo caption about a Philadelphia ballot box

100PercentFedUp Rating

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