The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/10/2021

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 Josh Hawley (R): “Last year, Pennsylvania elected officials passed a whole new law that allows universal mail-in balloting, and did it irregardless of what the Pennsylvania Constitution said.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Fact-checking Hawley’s claim about Pennsylvania’s election law

Claim by WION: “Portuguese nurse dies two days after getting the Pfizer Covid vaccine”

Health Feedback rating: Misleading

COVID-19 vaccine did not cause the death of a Portuguese woman, contrary to social media posts suggestions

WION Rating

Claim by Joe Biden (D): In more than 60 cases, judges “looked at the allegations that Trump was making and determined they were without any merit.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Joe Biden is right that more than 60 of Trump’s election lawsuits lacked merit

Claim via Social Media: Rush Limbaugh was suspended from Twitter

Lead Stories rating: He Deleted It

Fact Check: Rush Limbaugh Has NOT Been Suspended From Twitter — Deleted Own Account

Claim by Internet posts: “MORE ELECTION FRAUD: 32,400 Votes Removed from Senator Perdue’s Vote Tally Live on TV.” rating: False

False Claims of Fraud in Georgia Runoffs

(International: China) Claim via Global Times: “Chinese web users still remember the distress and anger they felt when they saw rioters in Hong Kong storming the Legislative Council Complex … US politicians hailed the ‘courage’ of these mobs … House Speaker Nancy Pelosi even called it a ‘beautiful sight.’” rating: False

No, Nancy Pelosi Did Not Call Hong Kong Protests a ‘Beautiful Sight to Behold’

Global Times Rating

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