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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/14/2020

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 via Social Media: “40 years of research, and no vaccine for HIV. At least 100 years of research and no vaccine for cancer. Ongoing research and no vaccine for the common cold. Now in less than a year, there’s a vaccine for COVID-19?”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Fact-checking Facebook post comparing COVID-19 vaccine research to HIV, cancer, common cold

Claim by Gateway Pundit: President Donald Trump leads Joe Biden in the presidential contest

USA Today rating: False

Fact check: Joe Biden has secured enough electors from certified results to be elected president

Gateway Pundit Rating

Claim via Social Media: Images that show a 90-year-old UK woman receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appeared online in a CNN news story in October.

PolitiFact rating: False

Conspiracy theory targets first recipient of UK COVID-19 vaccine as crisis actor

Claim by Children’s Health Defense and Collective Evolution: “vaccinated children appear to be significantly less healthy than the unvaccinated”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

Study on vaccinated and unvaccinated children used a dubious metric for comparing disease incidence in both groups

Children’s Health Defense Rating, Collective Evolution Rating

Claim by GreenMedInfo: “The FDA knows that rushed-to-market COVID-19 vaccines may cause a wide range of life-threatening side effects, including death.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Alternative health website spreads false claim about COVID-19 vaccine side effects

GreenMedInfo Rating

(International: UK) Claim: Video shows pro-Pakistan and pro-Khalistan slogans being raised during farmers’ protest in London

The Quint rating: False

Fact-Check of Farmers’ Protest | 2019 Pro-Khalistan Rally From US Revived Amid Farmers’ Protest

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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