The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/24/2020

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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 Donald Trump (R): “[W]e’re completing the wall, like I said I would.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

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Claim by The American Thinker: The AMA “reversed course”, now “giving the green light to doctors prescribing HCQ to their COVID patients.”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

The American Medical Association does not reject nor support hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, nor did it change its position on the use matter

American Thinker Rating

Claim via Social Media: “CDC COVID-19 survival rates” are 99.997% for people ages 0 to 19, 99.98% for people ages 20 to 49, 99.5% for people ages 50 to 69, and 94.6% for people over 70.

PolitiFact rating: False

Viral tweet cites made-up CDC ‘COVID-19 survival rates’ to downplay vaccine

Claim via Social Media: Biden’s sister is married to Stephen Owens, who owns Dominion voting systems

Lead Stories rating: Wrong Spouse

Fact Check: President-Elect Joe Biden’s Sister Is NOT Married To Dominion Voting Systems’ Owner

Claim via Social Media: Says COVID-19 relief bill “provides more funding to foreign governments and to American arts centers, than to the American people.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Facebook posts wrongly say COVID-19 bill includes foreign aid, arts funding

(International: Pakistan) Claim: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said, If Pakistan develops coronavirus vaccine then they will not give it to India or Israel.

The Logical Indian rating: False

Fact Check: Fake Quote Of Imran Khan Refusing To Share Corona Vaccine With India In Case Pakistan Develops It Viral

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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