The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/18/2020

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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Claim by Rush Limbaugh: The American Medical Association rescinded a previous statement and now says “hydroxychloroquine is okay” for COVID-19.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, the AMA didn’t rescind statement on hydroxychloroquine

Rush Limbaugh Rating

Claim via Social Media: A photo depicts a Dec. 12 march of 1 million Trump supporters in Washington, D.C.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Photo depicts 2018 March for Our Lives event, not post-Election Day pro-Trump march

Claim via Social Media: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is grouping “Pneumonia and Influenza and Covid together… and reports them all as Covid deaths.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Instagram Post Distorts Facts on COVID-19 Death Reporting

Claim by Mark Levin and the Post MillennialIs a Trump Critic ‘In Charge of Who Can Become a Facebook Fact-Checker’?

The Dispatch Rating: False

Is a Trump Critic ‘In Charge of Who Can Become a Facebook Fact-Checker’?

Post Millennial Rating

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “His own cybersecurity chief overseeing this election said it was the most secure in American history.”

PolitiFact rating: Accurate

Fact-checking Joe Biden’s speech after Electoral College vote

(International: Indonesia) Claim: Indonesian politician Fadli Zon is arrested Muslim cleric Rizieq Shihab’s spokesperson

AFP Fact Check rating: False

These images purporting to show an Indonesian politician and an arrested Muslim cleric have been manipulated

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