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Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other
Fact Checker bias rating Codes: Red = Right-Leaning, Green = Least Biased, Blue = Left-Leaning, Black = Unrated by MBFC
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|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: the 2.8 millions who died of COVID in 2020 can be due to the flu and pneumonia.
Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (Laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 aren’t caused by the flu. COVID-19 is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the flu is caused by the influenza virus. Diagnostic tests are able to distinguish one virus from the other.)
|Claim by Donald Trump (R): “So the Pennsylvania Supreme Court just ruled, in effect, that the 2020 presidential election was rigged.”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (A Nov. 1 ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has no effect on the outcome of previous elections, including 2020. The order states that absentee or mail-in ballots received in “undated” and/or “incorrectly dated” outer envelopes will not be counted for the Nov. 8 election.)
|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: A law was passed in March 2022 permanently ending Daylight Saving Time in the United States.
Snopes rating: False (Such a bill was indeed passed by the U.S. Senate but stalled in the House of Representatives, so as of this writing, Daylight Saving Time is still on the books for now.)
|Claim via Social Media: “Joe Biden announced to the world tonight that they are going to cheat by dumping ballots.”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire (Joe Biden urged Americans to be patient as all legitimate ballots are counted in races in the midterm elections. He didn’t say Democrats will dump ballots.)
|TRUE||Claim via Social media and right-leaning news outlets: George Soros Is Midterms’ Biggest Donor.
Newsweek rating: True (Campaign finance data shows George Soros was the biggest single individual donor in the 2022 elections. He donated more than $128 million and has contributed exclusively to Democrats.)
|FALSE||(International: Philippines): Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles has exposed the forgers behind the fake document on the appointment of an immigration commissioner.
VERA Files rating: False
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