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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 1/8/2021

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 Mitch McConnell (R): “This election actually was not unusually close.”

PolitiFact rating: True

A day of crisis at the US Capitol, fact-checked

Claim by Josh Hawley (R): Antifa vandalized senator Josh Hawley’s DC home

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Police and video contradict senator’s claim of Antifa attack on his home

Claim by Chuck Schumer (D): “President Trump and his allies have suffered the defeat, a defeat in court after court across the country losing no fewer than 62 legal challenges and I might add many Republican-appointed judges, some appointed by President Trump rendered those decisions.”

PolitiFact rating: True

A day of crisis at the US Capitol, fact-checked

Claim via Social Media: “American deaths in 2019 (No Covid): 2,854,838; American deaths in 2020 (With Covid): 2,835,533”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

The CDC reports more than 2.9 million deaths in the US in 2020; at least 377,000 more deaths in 2020 compared to previous years

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “They just happened to find 50,000 ballots (in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff elections) late last night.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No evidence Georgia ‘happened to find’ ballots to hurt Republicans in Senate runoff, as Trump claims

(International: Philippines) Claim: All the judges of the International Criminal Court are “white”.

VERA Files rating: False

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte wrong in claiming ‘all’ ICC judges are ‘White’

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