The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/04/2020

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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 Donald Trump (R): “And they did these massive dumps of votes. And, all of a sudden, I went from winning by a lot to losing by a little.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking Trump’s whopper-laden interview with Maria Bartiromo

Claim by Viral post: the World Health Organization (WHO) no longer recommends isolation, quarantine or social distancing because COVID-19 cannot transmit from person to person

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does The WHO No Longer Recommend Isolation, Quarantine Or Social Distancing For COVID-19?

Claim by Ralph Northam (D): “People of color and those of not, they use marijuana at the same rate. People of color are three times more likely to get arrested and convicted.”

Politifact rating: True

Northam is right about racial disparities in pot arrests and convictions

Claim by The New American: CDC admits cloth face masks don’t protect against coronavirus

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: CDC still endorses masks as COVID-19 protection

The New American Rating

Claim via Social Media: Jeff Bezos could give a billion dollars to every person on earth and still have 114 billion dollars to spare

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: This Math Dividing Jeff Bezos’ Net Worth Among The World Population Does NOT Compute

(International: Thailand) Claim: Bangkok Bank offers 50,000 Thai baht loan without guarantees

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Misleading claims circulate online that a Thai bank is offering loans without guarantees

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