The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/06/2020

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 via Social Media: The USPS backdated 100K ballots so they could be counted illegally.

PolitiFact rating: False

Alleged ‘backdated’ ballots wouldn’t have been counted even if USPS claim were true

Claim by Clean TV: Trump won the 2020 election based on legal votes

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Biden won in several battleground states

Claim by Chris Larson (D): “In 2019, Republicans stripped $40 million from the budget for lead pipe replacement – because they thought it helped MKE too much.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Yes, GOP did oppose $40 million for lead pipe replacement because it helped Milwaukee too much

Claim via Social Media: “Vitamin D insufficiency […] may account for the majority of COVID-19 deaths”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

Dozens of clinical trials ongoing to investigate whether vitamin D prevents COVID-19; no firm evidence yet

Claim by Rick Scott (R): Schumer supports “putting everybody on the Medicare system. He wants the Green New Deal … reduce funding for the police.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Scott’s claims about Schumer lack evidence

(International: Philippines) Claim: The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and Antonio Trillanes IV recently defended drug addicts and attacked President Rodrigo Duterte.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: CHR, Trillanes DID NOT defend drug users nor attack Duterte

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