The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/23/2020

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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 Gateway Pundit: “‘Simple Math’ Shows Biden Claims 13 MILLION More Votes Than There Were Eligible Voters Who Voted in 2020 Election”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Flawed Calculation Behind False Claim of Fraudulent Votes

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim via Social Media: asteroid headed for Puerto Rico and telescope destroyed in a conspiracy to cover up asteroid strike

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: An Asteroid Is NOT About To Hit Near Puerto Rico, And The Arecibo Telescope Collapse Was NOT Nefarious

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “306 electoral votes is the same number of electoral votes that Donald Trump and Vice President (Mike) Pence received when they won in 2016. At the time, President Trump called his Electoral College tally a landslide.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

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

Claim by Viral Post: Only 20 people showed up for a Joe Biden campaign rally in Georgia.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Only 20 People Attend Joe Biden’s Dec. 15 Campaign Rally In Georgia?

Claim via Social Media: An Austrian politician “exposed the defectiveness of the government’s Covid-19 tests by demonstrating how even a glass of Coca Cola will test positive for Covid-19.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Austrian politician goofed in testing Coca-Cola sample for COVID-19

(International: Philippines) Claim: Vice President Leni Robredo thanked people who protected the New People’s Army. She said, “We need to protect the NPA. They are the hope of our nation. The government should be one with the NPA’s goals. This is my promise if I become president.”

VERA Files rating: Fake

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB users red-tag Robredo with FAKE quote

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