The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/11/2021

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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: Says shredded ballots were found in Dell boxes in Georgia.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, there were no shredded ballots found during Georgia runoffs. Papers seen in photo are envelopes

Claim via Social Media: Alabama man Kevin Greeson died after accidentally tasing himself inside the U.S. Capitol during the January 6, 2021 insurrection.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Alabama Man Did NOT Die After Accidentally Tasing Himself Inside Capitol During Insurrection

Claim by Mitch McConnell (R): Since 2001, Democrats have challenged electoral college results “just like this.”

PolitiFact rating: False

A day of crisis at the US Capitol, fact-checked

Claim via Parler User: The White House pardon office is soliciting Trump supporters involved in the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection to apply for presidential pardons.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: White House Pardons Office Is NOT Offering Pardons To ‘Patriots’ Involved In Capitol Insurrection

Claim via Social Media: Joe Biden condemned violence on Jan. 6, but didn’t condemn violent protests from BLM or antifa last summer

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Joe Biden has condemned violent protests several times

(International: India) Claim: Former Pak diplomat admits 300 casualties in Balakot airstrike by India

BOOM FACT Check rating: False

ANI, News Outlets Falsely Claim Ex Pak Diplomat Admitted To Balakot Deaths

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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