The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/13/2020

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 Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee: Florida state Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen “turned her back on President Trump, refusing to ban sanctuary cities.”

Politifact rating: False

Ad wrongly says Florida Republican refused to ban sanctuary cities

Claim by Off-Guardian: “no one has died from the coronavirus”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

People have died from the coronavirus, contrary to article claiming to report pathologist’s “revelations” on COVID-19

Claim by Viral image: Quotes LeBron James as saying, “I don’t want nothing to do with white people. I don’t believe they want anything to do with me. I don’t want no (white) friends. It’s me and my boys.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Images mischaracterize LeBron James’ views on white people

Claim via Social Media: Social media users have been sharing images of a newspaper clipping of an article with an offensive quote about African people, attributed to Donald Trump.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: False Donald Trump quote on Africans

Claim by Facebook posts: 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

(International: Russia) Claim: “In Russia, there has not been, is not, and will not be anything that is associated with restrictions on rights based on race, sexual orientation, nationality, or any religious grounds. This has never happened in Russia and never will.” rating: False

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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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