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The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 09/30/2020

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Says under U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal proposal, “Cows are out.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Trump misses the mark with claim that Green New Deal proposal wants to ban cows

Claim by Viral post: Amy Coney Barrett, a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, once said “gays have a right to be discriminated against because they are against Gods wishes and won’t be allowed.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Amy Coney Barrett Say People Who Are Gay ‘Have A Right To Be Discriminated Against’?

Claim by Joe Biden (D): A Supreme Court nominee has never been “nominated and installed while a presidential election is already underway.” rating: Mostly False

FactChecking Biden’s SCOTUS Speech and Repeats

Claim by Children’s Health Defense: Did the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention downgrade COVID-19, rating it less fatal than seasonal flu?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: The CDC Did NOT Declare COVID Less Fatal Than Flu When Revising Public Health Disaster Plans

Children Health Defense MBFC rating

Claim by Viral image: In 2017, Joe Biden paid $3,742,974 in federal income taxes and Kamala Harris paid $516,469 while Donald Trump paid $750.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Trump’s reported tax payments much lower than Biden, Harris

(International: South Africa) Claim: Eatery in Northern Sri Lanka served plastic eggs

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Health officials have found no evidence of fake eggs being served in Sri Lanka

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