The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/01/2020

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 Gateway Pundit and LifeSiteNews: “Johns Hopkins study mysteriously disappears after it revealed, in spite of COVID, no more deaths in 2020 than in prior years”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

CDC data shows higher number of deaths in 2020 compared to previous years; Johns Hopkins student article compared percentages, not raw numbers

Gateway Pundit Rating, LifeSiteNews Rating

Claim by Viral video: the video shows Paris church bells ringing to celebrate the Nov. 7 announcement that President-elect Joe Biden won election

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Paris Church Bells Ringing To Celebrate Joe Biden’s Election?

Claim by Doug Mastriano (R): Pennsylvania recorded more mail-in votes than ballots requested

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Pennsylvania mail-in ballot claim mixes primary, general election data

Claim via Social Media: Meme shows more people voted than live in Milwaukee, Detroit, Lansing and Pittsburg

Lead Stories rating: Wrong Numbers

Fact Check: Meme With “Pop” and “Votes” For Milwaukee, Detroit, Pittsburg and Lansing Has FALSE Numbers

Claim via Social Media: There is a warrant for Joe Biden’s arrest.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: The warrant for Joe Biden’s arrest circulating online is from a fake court

(International: Singapore) Claim: The video of Singapore ex-PM’s grandson’s same-sex nuptials.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

The footage actually shows the wedding of a Taiwanese YouTube star and his boyfriend

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