The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/16/2020

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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 Tim Carpenter (D):  “Wisconsin is one of the few states that doesn’t allow absentee ballots to be processed before Election Day.”

Politifact Rating: True

Wisconsin one of few states that ban absentee ballot processing before Election Day

Claim via Social Media: A RFID chip in the ApiJect COVID-19 vaccine syringes would be injected into patients and would track who has been vaccinated and where they are.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: ID Chip In Some COVID-19 Vaccine Syringes Would NOT Be Injected Into Patients; It Signals Vaccine Expiration Date

Claim by David Perdue (R): Says Jon Ossoff “wants total, blanket amnesty and he wants a total lockdown.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Jon Ossoff isn’t for ‘total’ amnesty, backs a lockdown only if sought by experts

Claim by gellerreport.com: Presidential electors in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada cast their electoral college votes for President Donald Trump.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Pennsylvania, Georgia And Nevada Electors Did NOT Vote For President Trump

Geller Report Rating

Claim via Social Media: The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine contains mRNA encoding the SARS-CoV-2 Spike proteins, lipids, sucrose, and salts.

Health Feedback rating: Accurate

The COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech is comprised of ingredients standard in many vaccines, including mRNA, lipids, sucrose, and salts

(International: Pakistan) Claim: Photo shows political opposition rally in Pakistan in December 2020

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This photo shows a political rally by Pakistan’s current ruling party in 2018

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