The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/29/2020

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 Greg Abbott (R): Says that shutdowns are “ineffective” and that we now know that COVID-19 is not commonly spread “by someone going to work.”

Politifact rating: False

Examining the effectiveness of Texas’ statewide shutdowns

Claim via Social Media: COVID-19 vaccines will cause more severe disease through antibody-dependent enhancement

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

No evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause more severe disease; antibody-dependent enhancement has not been observed in clinical trials

Claim by Multiple sources: Video shows armed robbery in US

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This video has circulated in news reports about an incident in Brazil

Claim by Johns Hopkins University Student: Is it true the lethality of COVID-19 is being overblown by government mortality data, and was a Johns Hopkins University student paper censored when it posted a story about that claim? 

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: COVID-19 Deaths NOT Overblown; Johns Hopkins Student Paper NOT Censored

Claim by Viral Image: Dominion Voting Systems’ slogan is “changing how people vote” and its logo is a red ballot going into a box with a blue ballot coming out.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show The Logo And Slogan Of Dominion Voting Systems?

(International: India) Claim: Indian Railway planning to reduce the overtime and travel allowance of 13 lakh employees by 50 percent.

Newsmobile rating: Fake

Fact Check: Is Railways planning to deduct overtime, travel allowances of 13 Lakh employees? Here’s the truth

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