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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/12/2020

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 Donald Trump (R): “In Wisconsin, there are approximately 70,000 absentee ballots that do not have matching ballot applications as required by law.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump wrong in multiple ways on Wisconsin absentee ballot applications

Claim by World Doctors Alliance: “The COVID-19 pandemic is not a real medical pandemic”; “The COVID-19 vaccine is not proven safe or effective”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

COVID-19 vaccine candidates show high efficacy and a safe profile in clinical trials, contrary to claims in viral video

Claim by Laura Ingraham: “You know what the biggest lie is, is that restaurants are spreaders of COVID. There’s no science for that.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Ingraham wrongly claims ‘no science’ suggests restaurants spread COVID-19

Claim via Social Media: “Dominion Contractor at Detroit counting center says thousands of ballots were scanned multiple times.”

The Dispatch rating: False

Did Detroit Poll Workers Scan the Same Ballots Over and Over?

Claim by Social media posts: Margaret Keenan, the first recipient of a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.K., is a “crisis actor” named Liz Scott.

FactCheck.org rating: False

Vaccine Recipient Targeted With Baseless ‘Crisis Actor’ Claim

(International: Australia) Claim: The Wuhan Institute of Virology in China is owned by GlaxoSmithKlein (GSK), which owns Pfizer. Pfizer is managed by BlackRock, which also manages George Soros’s foundation and has ties to Vanguard, which is then linked to Bill Gates via Microsoft.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

GlaxoSmithKline falsely linked to Wuhan lab, Pfizer in COVID-19 contrivance

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