The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/18/2020

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 the Democratic Party of Wisconsin: Says Wisconsin Republicans “pushed for long lines and polls open for one day only.”

Poltifact rating: Mostly False

Wisconsin Dems ignore key details in saying GOP pushed for longer lines and limited voting time

Claim by Donald Trump: “Sign new immigrants up for welfare immediately. This is Joe Biden. So they walk off, and they come in, and they put a foot into our land, and we sign up new immigrants up for welfare. We sign them up immediately. They get welfare benefits. United States citizens don’t get what they’re looking to give illegal immigrants.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wholly distorts Biden on immigration

Claim by Donald Trump: The “Biden-Sanders agenda” would “abolish immigration detention. No more detention. You come in here illegally, no more detention.” rating: False

Trump Distorts Biden’s Immigration Plans

Claim via Social Media Image: “whites killing blacks 2%”, “police killing whites 3%”, “whites killing whites 16%”, “blacks killing whites 81%”, “police killing blacks 1%” and “blacks killing blacks 97%”.

Reuters Fact Check rating: All False

Fact check: False data on U.S. racial murder rates

Claim by Cory Gardner: “What I look forward to working on is a plan that protects people with preexisting conditions.”

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Analysis | GOP senators in close races mislead on preexisting conditions

(International: Nigeria) Claim: ‘Nigeria currently has the highest-burden worldwide of sickle cell disease’

Africa Check rating: Correct

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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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