The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/05/2020

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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 Candace Owens: Right-wing commentator Candace Owens is alleging connections between the Gates Foundation and Moderna, and Dr. Anthony Fauci and Moderna

The Dispatch rating: False

Does Anthony Fauci Have Ties to Moderna?

Claim by Mandy Cohen (D): Says COVID-19 has killed more North Carolinians in a year than the flu has in 10 years.

Politifact rating: True

In NC, COVID-19 deaths surpass 10 years of flu deaths

Claim via Video and Shared by Epoch Times: Video from Georgia shows suitcases filled with ballots suspiciously pulled from under a table after poll watchers were told to leave.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Video From Georgia Does NOT Show Suitcases Filled With Ballots Suspiciously Pulled From Under A Table; Poll Watchers Were NOT Told To Leave

Epoch Times Rating

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “The tremendous success we had in the House of Representatives, and the tremendous success we’ve had so far in the Senate … it is statistically impossible that the person, me, that led the charge lost.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump’s ‘Most Important’ Speech Was Mostly False

Claim via Social Media: “Thalidomide was a rapid approved drug introduced in 1957 to counteract nausea and insomnia in pregnant women. It was […] withdrawn in 1962 due to malformations in newborns […] Be very careful with what’s coming.”

Health Feedback rating: Misleading

COVID-19 vaccine candidates are rigorously tested for safety during clinical trials, unlike thalidomide; misleading to equate the two

(International: Canada) Claim: Justin Trudeau sits in protest in support of the protesting farmers

BOOM rating: False

Old Photo Passed Off As Justin Trudeau Sitting In Protest With Farmers

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