The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/30/2020

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 Marco Rubio (R): Says “Dr. Fauci lied about masks in March.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Marco Rubio says Anthony Fauci lied about masks. Fauci didn’t.

Claim via Social Media: Congress gave members a $40,000 raise this year

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False

Did Congress Give Itself a $40,000 Raise?

The claim: Photos and videos claim the source of explosion in Nashville was not the RV

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Photos, videos altered to make it appear as if Nashville bomb wasn’t from RV

Claim by Multiple sources: Video shows Biden’s assistant being arrested

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This video shows a Russian mayor being detained in 2020 — he is not Joe Biden’s assistant

Claim via Social Media: Says a recent study found no asymptomatic or presymptomatic spread of COVID.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

No, a recent study didn’t find that there was “no asymptomatic” spread of COVID-19

(International: New Zealand) Claim: New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions have increased, while Australia’s have decreased.

Australian Associated Press rating: Mostly False 

Has Australia cut its greenhouse emissions faster than New Zealand?

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