The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/19/2020

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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 Gov. Mike Parson (R): “Schools that are consistently implementing COVID-19 mitigation strategies remain among the safest places for our students.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

How safe are schools with COVID-19 mitigation strategies?

Claim via Social Media: The vaccination of Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller with the COVID-19 vaccine was fake because a blunt oral syringe was used instead of a syringe with a needle

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: This Photo of Defense Secretary’s COVID Vaccination Does NOT Show A No-Needle Syringe

Claim by American Bridge 21st Century: Sen. David Perdue “only serves himself by voting for pay raises for himself while he votes against military pay raises.”

FactCheck.org rating: Cherry Picks

Cherry-Picked Pay-Raise Attacks on Perdue

American Bridge 21st Century Rating

Claim by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: “They have been reducing the standards so they can pass the vaccine no matter what”; “It does not prevent transmission”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

COVID-19 vaccine candidates are generally safe and effective at preventing disease; ongoing studies investigate whether the vaccine can also reduce transmission

Claim via Social Media: A Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent was killed for investigating the election.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, a Georgia agent wasn’t killed for investigating the election

(International: India) Claim: Claim by Social Media posts: PM Modi bowing to Priti Adani, wife of industrialist Gautam Adani

BOOM rating: False

PM Modi Greeting A Social Worker Viral Claiming He Bowed To Priti Adani

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