The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/31/2020

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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 via Social Media: Cornell University professor Robert Oswald said “COVID-19 was imaginary and fictitious.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

A Cornell professor did not say COVID-19 was a hoax

Claim by Trump (R): Certification of the Pennsylvania presidential vote was in error, based on an analysis that shows 202,377 more ballots were counted than there were voters who voted.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Certification Of Pennsylvania Presidential Vote Is NOT In Error — Analysis That 202,377 More Ballots Were Counted Than Voters Who Voted Uses Partial Numbers

Claim via Social Media: The Nashville bombing was an attempt to stop an AT&T audit into Dominion software to cover up the corruption of the election.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, AT&T was not conducting an audit of Dominion Voting Systems near Nashville explosion

Claim via Social Media: AAA is offering complimentary tow truck services to people who have been drinking on New Years.

Lead Stories rating: Not This Year

Fact Check: AAA Is NOT Offering ‘Tipsy Tow’ Program During the 2020/2021 New Years

Claim by Viral post: 14 U.S. generals said they will never take orders from President-elect Joe Biden

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did 14 Generals Say They Will Never Take Orders From Joe Biden?

(International: India) Claim: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the first metro train in the country was started due to efforts by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

India Today rating: Mostly False

Fact Check: PM Modi never said Vajpayee started the first Metro in India

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Anonymous

There appears to be more fact checks on “Right Claims” than “Left Claims” and that that more “Left Claims” are True vs. False. Per their mission, the intent of the IFCN is to be non-partisan, but from a transparency perspective- shouldn’t it be noted that Poynter is funded by many Democrat PACs?