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 Tim Murtaugh: “In Philadelphia and Pittsburgh…682,000 ballots were counted in secret, away from poll watchers who were entitled by law to have access to that count.”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire
Tim Murtaugh wrongly says key Pennsylvania mail-in ballots were counted secretly
|Claim by Viral Video: A Facebook post claims that the Freedom Bell in Berlin, Germany was rung to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s winning the 2020 presidential election.
Check Your Fact rating: False
FACT CHECK: Did Berlin’s Freedom Bell Ring In Celebration Of Joe Biden Winning The Election?
|Claim via Social Media: A member of Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force recommends “withholding food stamps and rent assistance from those who refuse coronavirus vaccines.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
No, Biden’s COVID-19 task force appointee didn’t propose withholding food stamps
|Claim by Donald Trump (R): That in Detroit “there are far more votes than people,”
The Dispatch rating: False
|Claim by ConservativeToday.org: Did Joe Biden have a big birthday party on Friday, November 20, 2020, where friends gathered close and sang “Happy Birthday” to him without masks?
Lead Stories rating: False
Fact Check: Biden and Friends Did NOT Party and Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ Without Social Distancing In 2020
|(International: Kuwait) Claim: Video of Kuwaitis disposing French products after boycott call
AFP Fact Check rating: False
This video has circulated in reports about supermarket workers disposing of spoiled dairy products in Saudi Arabia
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