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 Rand Paul (R): “In Wisconsin, tens of thousands of absentee votes had only the name on them and no address. Historically those were thrown out, this time they weren’t.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
Paul Cites Distortion to Argue ‘Two Sides’ in Election Fraud Debate
|Claim by The Unbiased Science Podcast: COVID-19 infection can leave worse lung damage than smoking
USA Today rating: True
Fact check: COVID-19 can cause worse lung damage than smoking
|Claim by L. Lin Wood: “I believe, without having definitive proof, that the military is in charge of our country … because Joe Biden is an illegal president.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
Pro-Trump lawyer falsely claims Biden is an ‘illegal president’
|Claim via social media: A 4-year-old almost died from a bacterial infection in his lungs, confirmed by a doctor to have been caused by prolonged mask usage.
Lead Stories rating: False
Fact Check: NO Evidence That Masks Cause Bacterial Lung Infections In Children
|Claim by Tony Evers (D): “We put $330 million in general school aids — the largest in more than a decade.”
PolitiFact rating: True
Gov. Tony Evers on the money with claim about increase to general school aid
|(International: Pakistan) Claim: State Bank of Pakistan has restricted ATM cash withdrawals to 1,000 PKR until January 31, 2021
AFP Fact Check rating: False
Hoax posts claim Pakistan’s central bank restricted cash withdrawals
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