The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/17/2020

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 via Social Media: A judge has ordered a “HAND RECOUNT by an INDEPENDENT COMMISSION in the state of Michigan, following hard evidence of voting fraud by Detroit City Election Commission.”

PolitiFact rating: False

A Michigan judge has not called for a hand recount

Claim by David Marcus, Mike Pence: Pfizer is part of Operation Warp Speed; “Thanks to the public-private partnership forged by President, [Pfizer] announced its Coronavirus Vaccine trial is EFFECTIVE, preventing infection in 90% of its volunteers”

Health Feedback rating: Mostly Accurate

Pfizer is part of Operation Warp Speed, a partnership to produce and distribute a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, but it developed a vaccine without direct Warp funding

Claim by Western Journal: Did six people in Pennsylvania die and then register and vote in the 2020 election?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NO Evidence Provided To Show Six People In Pennsylvania Died, Then Registered, Then Voted

Western Journal Rating

Claim by The Federalist: “Mask mandates do nothing to stop [the spread of] COVID[-19]”; There is “overwhelming scientific evidence” that masks do not work

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Wearing face masks helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, but it only confers partial protection and should be combined with additional public health measures

The Federalist Rating

Claim by Viral Video: the video shows President Donald Trump posing as an anonymous “Nevada poll worker” during an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Donald Trump Pretending To Be An Anonymous ‘Nevada Poll Worker’?

(International: India) Claim: A polling agent was caught on camera casting votes on behalf of voters in Bihar. This was how BJP won the elections.

India Today rating: Mostly false

Fact Check: This video of illegal voting is not from Bihar

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