The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/11/2020

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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 via Social Media: Federal officials confirmed that the CDC “sent states tainted lab test kits in early February that were themselves seeded with the virus.”

Politifact rating: False

Batch of faulty CDC COVID-19 tests didn’t contain the live virus

The claim: California lawmakers propose the ‘CAREN ACT’ to crack down on racist 911 calls. 

USA Today Fact Check rating: True

Fact check: San Francisco’s CAREN Act will make racist, nonemergency 911 calls illegal

Claim by Gwen Moore: Says police unions have it “written into a contract that (officers) are not going to be accountable” for misconduct.

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Unions limit police accountability, but Moore claim exaggerates impact

Claim by Republican National Committee email: “In the wake of rioting, looting, and tragic murders ripping apart communities across the country, Joe Biden said ‘Yes, absolutely’ he wants to defund the police.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team distortions on Biden and police

Claim by Chris Hayes: “Higher education is one of America’s strongest export sectors. Over 1 million international students studied at American universities, (in the) 2018-19 school year. They contributed over $40 billion to the economy.”

Politifact rating: True

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes right on economic impact of international college students

(International: China) Claim: The Chinese aren’t taking any medicine or vaccine for coronavirus.

Newschecker 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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