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Facebook posts share misleading 'fraud' claim after Chinese courier package spotted at US election ballot count
An image of a Chinese courier service package at a ballot count in the US state of Georgia during the 2020 presidential election has been shared in multiple Korean-language Facebook posts. The posts claim the image is evidence of Chinese inference in the 2020 election because, they claim, all mail-in ballots are required to be returned by the United States Postal Service (USPS). The claim is misleading; the US Department of State website states that voters abroad can use any “professional courier service” to deliver their ballots; as of November 11, officials in Georgia have said they have found no evidence of widespread election fraud, according to US media.

Trump Baselessly Alleges COVID-19 Vaccine Announcement Was Delayed
In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump claimed — without evidence — that the pharma company Pfizer and his own Food and Drug Administration purposely held off on releasing positive interim results about a COVID-19 vaccine candidate until after the election.

... But the timing is coincidental. “At Pfizer, we are moving at the speed of science and only science guides all the decisions regarding our vaccine candidate,” the company told us in an email. “There are absolutely no political considerations involved in this process.”

In an interview with Axios, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said that if he had received the results prior to the election, he would have released them then. But the findings didn’t become available until Nov. 8.

In fact, despite the positive news, Pfizer hasn’t changed its estimate of when it thinks it will be able to submit an application to the FDA for authorization. Because of FDA guidance that asks for a median of two months of safety data after the second vaccine dose, the company still estimates that it will be ready to submit in the third week of November. That’s the same timetable Pfizer gave in mid-October.

... There is no reason to think that vaccine development under Biden or any other American president would be significantly slower.

This clip is not related to the 2020 US election -- it shows spoiled chicken being dumped in Saudi Arabia
A video has been viewed tens of thousand of times on social media alongside a claim in several languages that it shows large numbers of votes for incumbent US President Donald Trump being thrown away from trucks. The claim is false; the video has circulated since 2016 in reports about spoiled chicken being discarded in Saudi Arabia.

Claims of 132,000 likely ineligible Georgia ballots are 'baseless'
Social media users and online articles claim that 132,000 ballots from Georgia’s Fulton County may be ineligible, which would likely tip a state where Joe Biden is in the lead to Donald Trump. But the county’s registration and elections director described the claims as “false and baseless.”

Trump, Homeland Security did not watermark ballots in fraud sting
Social media posts claim US President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretly watermarked ballots to catch Democrats using fakes to win, and that the National Guard is counting the real ones. This is false; state and local authorities create and distribute ballots, DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said it does not design, print or audit ballots, and the National Guard said there is no truth to the claims.