The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/08/2020

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 JB Pritzker (D): “Republican elected officials, a network of propaganda publications in the state and some radio shock jocks” were spreading “a lie” about his daughter breaking COVID-19 restrictions.

Politifact rating: True

Yes, conservatives did share false post about Pritzker’s daughter

Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: Trump Team Has A Dominion Machine from Small Georgia County And It Shows Votes Flipped from Trump to Biden

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Trump Team Does NOT Have Dominion Machine A Small Georgia County That Shows Votes Flipped from Trump to Biden

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Residents the Wisconsin Election Commission suspected of moving are “illegal voters.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, residents that Wisconsin officials suspected of moving are not “illegal voters”

Claim Via MSNBC and Joy Reid: MSNBC’s Joy Reid claimed the pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer “were not involved in Operation Warp Speed.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: MSNBC’S JOY REID CLAIMS MODERNA AND PFIZER ‘WERE NOT INVOLVED IN OPERATION WARP SPEED’

MSNBC Rating

Claim via Social Media: “The clothing industry contributes up to 10% of the pollution driving the climate crisis.”

Climate Feedback rating: Accurate

The clothing industry produces 3 to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, as accurately claimed in Patagonia post

(International: Uganda) Claim: Uganda’s People Power Movement in a brawl

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This video shows a special police unit in Congo-Brazzaville, not Uganda’s People Power Movement

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