Headline RoundupOctober 24th, 2020

Fact Checking the Final 2020 Presidential Debate

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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden debated Thursday night in their final faceoff before the presidential election on Nov. 3. Each candidate made several statements that were portrayed as false by fact-checkers throughout the media. Coverage from right-rated sources concentrated more on Biden's purported lies in regards to environmental policy and the New York Post's story about his son's foreign business involvements. Reports from left-rated media focused mostly on Trump's alleged falsehoods about coronavirus and Biden. Media on all sides also focused on the more respectful nature of Thursday's debate compared to the last one; moderator Kristen Welker's ability to maintain order; and the fact that Biden and Trump mostly followed the rules.

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