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

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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 Tim Carpenter: Says Republicans didn’t “increase state funding for nursing homes in the last budget.”

Poltifact rating: False

Yes, Wisconsin Republicans did increase state funding for nursing homes in the last budget

Claim by Trump: “Now we have tested over 40 million people. But by so doing, we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says 99% of virus cases benign

Claim by Martha McSally: “Of course I will always protect those with preexisting conditions. Always.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Arizona Senate candidate makes health care pledge that contradicts past votes, policy position

Claim by New York Times: Surface air temperatures at the bottom of the world have risen three times faster than the global average since the 1990s.

Climate Feedback rating: Accurate

Study evaluates natural and human causes of recent rapid warming rate at the South Pole

Claim via Social Media: Did a nurse prove that COVID-19 tests were being faked at a San Francisco hospital?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NO Evidence San Francisco Hospital Faked Positive COVID-19 Tests

(International: UK) Claim: Social media users have been widely sharing a picture they say shows British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Photo does not show Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell with Boris Johnson

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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