The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/11/2020

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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): President-elect Joe Biden “beat crooked Hillary [Clinton] in the swing states, but she beat him everywhere else.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump’s Bogus Swing State Claim

Claim by Health and Money News: “Covid Vaccine is Female Sterilization” ; SARS-CoV-2 vaccines may trigger an immune response against the placenta.

Health Feedback rating: Flawed Reasoning

There is no risk of infertility from COVID-19 vaccines, as SARS-CoV-2 proteins and placenta proteins are different

Health and Money News rating

Claim by Raphael Warnock (D): A TV ad from Democrat Raphael Warnock says Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler “supports raising taxes on Georgia’s middle class.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Warnock’s False Ad on Taxes

Claim via Social Media: State Senator Elena Parent of Georgia is seen counting ballots in Pennsylvania.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Georgia State Senator Elena Parent Was NOT Busted Counting Ballots In Pennsylvania

Claim by Viral image: any vaccine that “needs to be shipped and stored at -80 degrees isn’t a vaccine” but rather a transfection agent used for “genetic manipulation.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Viral Post Claims A Vaccine Stored At -80 Degrees ‘Isn’t A Vaccine’ And Is Meant For ‘Genetic Manipulation’

(International: India) Claim: Vegetables thrown on streets/vandalism during Bharat bandh by farmers

Alt News rating: False

Old, unrelated images viral as vandalism by farmers during Bharat bandh

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