The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/22/2020

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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 Bob Good (R): “This is a phony pandemic.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Contrary to global experts, Bob Good says the pandemic is ‘phony’

Claim via Social Media: Australian data company Appen runs Facebook’s fact-checking.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Fact-Checking on Facebook Is NOT Done by Appen. How Fact-Checking Actually Works Is NOT How ‘Whistleblower’ Describes It

Claim by Chris Larson (D): “Jurisdictions representing about 80% of WI residents have passed referendums or resolutions in favor of fair maps.”

Politifact rating: True

Yes, a majority of Wisconsin jurisdictions support nonpartisan redistricting

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows the same nurse administering COVID-19 vaccines to the first patients in the U.K. at hospitals 200 miles apart on the same day

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Do These Photos Show A Nurse Administering The First COVID-19 Vaccine At Two Hospitals 200 Miles Apart?

Claim via Social Media: President Donald Trump will hold his inauguration for a second term at Mar-a-Lago

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Don’t fall for the fake post that Trump will hold an inauguration at Mar-a-Lago

(International: India) Claim: West Bengal has the highest rapes in India as per NCRB 2018

BOOM rating: False

False: Graphic Stating West Bengal Has Highest Rapes In India

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