The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/29/2020

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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): “The votes in Dominion, they say, are counted in foreign countries.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking Trump’s whopper-laden interview with Maria Bartiromo

Claim via Social Media: President Trump invoked the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 as he signed the Covid-19 Relief Bill, forcing Congress to rescind section 230, cut wasteful spending, and to add $2,000 stimulus checks.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: President Trump Invoking The Impoundment Control Act Does NOT Force Congress To Repeal Section 230, Cut Wasteful Spending, Add $2k Stimulus Checks

Claim via Social Media: A young whizkid […] invented a device that cuts 50% off an average home’s power bill

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Video advertising “Powersave” device is misleading and makes impossible home power savings claims

Claim by Viral image: the image shows former President Dwight Eisenhower’s antifa membership card

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Dwight Eisenhower’s Antifa Membership Card?

Claim via Social Media: A photo shows suspected Nashville bomber Anthony Quinn Warner wearing a Trump 2020 hat.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Photo Does NOT Show Suspected Nashville Bomber Anthony Quinn Warner Wearing A Trump 2020 Hat

(International: India) Claim: The viral image is of PM Narendra Modi visiting the church during Christmas.

The Logical Indian rating: False

Fact Check: Old Image Of PM Modi Shared With Claim Of Him Visiting Church During Christmas

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Firebird Gunner

LEAST BIASED??? PolitiFact
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources.

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “The votes in Dominion, they say, are counted in foreign countries.”
PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking Trump’s whopper-laden interview with Maria Bartiromo

whopper-laden…????????