The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 08/20/2023 (Weekend Edition)

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FALSE Claim by Donald Trump (R): Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis “campaigned and raised money on, ‘I will get Trump.’”

PolitiFact rating: False (Fani Willis is running for re-election as Fulton County district attorney in 2024. Her campaign website doesn’t mention Donald Trump.)

Did Fulton County DA Fani Willis campaign to ‘get Trump’? No, she didn’t say that

Donald Trump Rating

Claim by Children’s Health Defense: “This information, directly from CDC, tells us that more babies are going to die from receiving nirsevimab than they will from RSV.” rating: False (There isn’t evidence the shots have killed any babies.)

Injection Protects Babies from RSV Hospitalization, Has Not Been Linked to Deaths

Children’s Health Defense Rating

Claim via Trump Lawyer: More than 60,000 children voted in 2020 in Georgia.

USA Today rating: False (He made it up. State officials say no underage people voted in the election. A lawyer for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign cited that number in a hearing with state lawmakers, and he now is charged with making false statements.)

Trump lawyer linked to false claim of 60,000 kids voting | Fact check

FALSE (International: Australia): An ABC Media Watch segment exposed COVID-19 crisis actors.

Australian Associated Press rating: False (The original Media Watch video debunked claims that NSW Health hired crisis actors.)

No, ABC Media Watch did not expose COVID-19 crisis actors

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