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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 by Roy Cooper (D): Georgia has “almost 100,000 more (COVID-19) cases, almost twice as many deaths and almost 600 more nursing home deaths than North Carolina.”

Politifact rating: True

Roy Cooper compares Georgia’s COVID-19 numbers to North Carolina

Claim by National Pulse and Zerohedge: Fabricated genetic sequences were used to support the hypothesis that the virus arose naturally

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

No evidence that coronavirus genetic sequences were fabricated, contrary to preprint by Li-Meng Yan and colleagues

National Pulse Rating, Zerohedge Rating

Claim by David McKinley (R): “Nearly 800 million opioid pills were shipped to WV, amounting to 433 pills for every man, woman, and child in the state.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

How many opioid pills were shipped to West Virginia?

Claim via Social Media: President Donald Trump is required by law not to show his tax returns.

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Donald Trump can legally release his income tax returns

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Cited “explosive documents” published by the New York Post to claim Joe Biden “went to Ukraine and threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid if they did not fire the prosecutor that was investigating his son and the company that his son worked for.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump Revives False Narrative on Biden and Ukraine

(International: India) Claim: Video shows a failed flight test of India’s Missile.

The Logical Indian rating: False

Fact Check: Video Of Russian Proto-M Missile Explosion Passed Off As Failure Of Indian Test Missile

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Media Bias Fact Check was founded by Dave Van Zandt in 2015. Dave was a Communications major in college and over the years has focused on personal research in media bias and the role of media in politics. Dave is a registered Non-Affiliated voter who values evidence based reporting.

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