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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 12/15/2020

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: The probability of Biden winning in Wisconsin, Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania “given President Trump’s early lead … is less than one in a quadrillion” in each state.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Lawsuit claim that statistics prove fraud in Wisconsin, elsewhere is wildly illogical

Claim via Social Media: The websites of Newsday, the Washington Post and the New York Times have the highest “fake news risk.”

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Student Project Meme Misleadingly Claims Newsday, Washington Post and New York Times Have Highest Fake News Risk

Claim by Healthy Holistic Living: “The flu is not a season! It is an inability to adapt due to decreased sun exposure and water intake, combined with increased sugar intake and stress.”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

The flu is caused by the influenza virus; stress and lack of vitamin D can make infection more likely, but don’t cause the flu

Healthy Holistic Living Rating

Claim by genzconservative.com: A photo shows Chief Justice John Roberts swimming with Bill Clinton on Jeffrey Epstein’s private island.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Photo Does NOT Show Chief Justice John Roberts On Jeffrey Epstein’s Island

Claim by via Social Media: “Masks will kill quite a few people, it’s well known that they reduce blood oxygen levels and those with respiratory and cardiac disorders will die.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Masks do not kill people and do not reduce blood oxygen levels

(International: Australia) Claim: Australia isn’t real and its people are paid actors or robots. Pilots are in on the hoax and really fly ‘visitors’ to nearby islands or to South America.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Move over Atlantis – is Australia geography’s greatest fiction?

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