The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/19/2020

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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 Tammy Baldwin (D): “We heard from the Department of Homeland Security … that this was probably the most secure election that’s ever been run in the United States.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, Department of Homeland Security declared Nov. 3 election most secure in American history

Claim by the Buffalo Chronicle: Did mob boss Joey Merlino, also known as “Skinny Joey,” help Joe Biden win Philadelphia by getting him 300,000 fraudulent votes?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Mobster ‘Skinny Joey’ Merlino Was NOT Behind President-elect Joe Biden’s Win In Philadelphia

Buffalo Chronicle Rating

Claim by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D): “Every single swing-seat House Democrat who endorsed #MedicareForAll won re-election or is on track to win re-election. Every. Single. One.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Medicare for All supporters win in swing districts

Claim by OAN: Does a theft at a Philadelphia warehouse mean the 2020 election should be considered “illegitimate”? 

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Theft At Philadelphia Warehouse Does NOT Mean Election Is ‘Illegitimate’

OAN Rating

Claim by Tucker Carlson: Did dead people vote in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, providing evidence of fraud?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Dead People Cited As Evidence Of Fraud In Georgia Did NOT Vote

(International: Philippines) Claim: Philippine broadcaster ABS-CBN’s vehicle toppled by typhoon in 2020

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This photo has been doctored – the original shows a 2010 road crash involving a Philippine broadcaster’s vehicle

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