The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/25/2020

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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 Multiple sources: Donald Trump tweets declaration of martial law

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Social media posts share doctored Trump tweet alongside false claim he declared martial law

Claim by Claudia Tenney (R): “Dead people also voted.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, dead people did not vote in NY-22

Claim by PragerU: “only 6% of COVID-19 deaths were caused by COVID-19 alone”; only 0.056% of the U.S. population has died from COVID-19

Health Feedback rating: Misleading

PragerU video contains misleading claims about COVID-19 deaths, falsely claims 94% of COVID-19 deaths had pre-existing conditions

PragerU Rating

Claim by David Perdue (R): Democrat Jon Ossoff “could face a federal investigation.”

FactCheck.org rating: Distorts the Facts

Perdue’s Shaky Claim of a Nonexistent ‘Investigation’

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows Vice President Mike Pence receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine with the cap covering the needle

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show Mike Pence Being Vaccinated For COVID-19 With The Cap On The Needle?

(International: Philipinnes) Claim: Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon laughed at Senator Francis Pangilinan’s 2022 aspirations for the Liberal Party.

Rappler rating: False

FALSE: Drilon laughs at Pangilinan’s 2022 LP plans

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