The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/03/2020

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The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact-checkers. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim by Vermont Democratic Party: “Advertisements for [Scott] Milne’s travel company allow Milne to illegally use corporate funds.”

Politifact rating: False

Is Scott Milne violating campaign finance laws by appearing in ads for his company?

Claim by Trump: “Biden was asked questions at his so-called Press Conference yesterday where he read the answers from a teleprompter. That means he was given the questions, just like Crooked Hillary. Never have seen this before!”

AP Fact Check: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely asserts Biden was fed questions

Claim by John Cornyn: Says the United States has not completed a “top-to-bottom review of our criminal justice system at the national level since 1965.”

Politifact rating: True

When was the last ‘top-to-bottom’ review of criminal justice system?

Claim via Social Media: Has Trey Gowdy Made Claims Describing a Conspiracy Against Trump?

The Dispatch rating: False

Has Trey Gowdy Made Claims Describing a Conspiracy Against Trump?

Claim by Next Web: “Cannabis is more effective at preventing and treating COVID-19 than hydroxychloroquine”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

No scientific evidence indicates that cannabis can prevent or cure COVID-19 in patients

(International: India) Claim: PM Narendra Modi had said that a soldier dies on the battlefield because he receives a salary for it.

The Logical Indian rating: False

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by the IFCN. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience

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