The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/16/2020

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 Alex Azar: “First off, it’s in statute already in HIPAA that preexisting conditions are covered.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Azar says federal law had preexisting conditions covered before ACA. Not so much.

Claim by Various: Blacks account for 81 percent of the murders against white people in a given year

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False

What Are the Real Stats on Black vs. White Violence and Police Shootings?

Claim by Viral image: Photo shows “Wayfair president of operations Bill Hutcherson with Ghislaine Maxwell.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, this photo doesn’t show Ghislaine Maxwell with a Wayfair executive

Claim by Kayleigh McEnany: “Just last week you heard Dr. Redfield say that children are not spreading this.”

AP Fact Check: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team’s false comfort on schools, virus

Claim by Kayleigh McEnany: Roger Stone was charged with “alleged crimes.”

PolitiFact rating: Found guilty by jury

Fact-checking 4 claims from the White House on Roger Stone’s commutation

(International: India) Claim: A student from Pondicherry University has found a home remedy for COVID-19 that has been accepted by World Health Organization (WHO) 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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