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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/13/2020

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 Jon Ossoff (D): Says David Perdue “hasn’t held a single public town hall meeting in six years” and “sells four meetings a year and a retreat on a private island for a $7,500 corporate PAC check.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Sen. David Perdue hasn’t held town halls, did offer access to campaign donors

Claim by Health and Money News: COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech caused Bell’s palsy and deaths

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

Cases of Bell’s palsy and death observed during Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine clinical trials were within expected background range of general population

Health and Money News rating

Claim by the Spectator: “In Pennsylvania, 23,000 absentee ballots have impossible postal return dates and another 86,000 have such extraordinary return dates they raise serious questions.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Nine Election Fraud Claims, None Credible

Spectator Rating

Claim by halturnerradioshow.com: OMINOUS U.S. POSITIONING NAVAL VESSELS OFF EAST and WEST COASTS and MASSIVE TROOP MOVEMENTS

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: US Navy Aircraft Carrier Fleets Were NOT Positioned Off Both US Coasts Bracing For Unrest After Supreme Court Rejects Suit To Overturn Election

Claim via Social Media: The number of people who have died in the U.S. in 2020 is on par with years prior to COVID-19.

PolitiFact rating: False

Chart comparing 2020 US death toll with previous years is flawed, uses incomplete data

(International: Ghana) Claim: NDC groups claim only three persons contested for the Essikado-Ketan parliamentary elections but the Electoral Commission announced results for six candidates.

Dubawa Ghana rating: True

True! EC published Essikado-Ketan parliamentary results featuring 6 candidates instead of 3

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