The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/19/2020

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 Donald Trump Jr.: “Marquette University threatened to rescind student’s admission over pro-Trump TikTok video.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Claim that Marquette threatened admission over pro-Trump views is greatly exaggerated

Claim by Children’s Health Defense: Vaccines are a cause of sudden infant death syndrome; infant deaths decreased dramatically during the lockdown, when the number of vaccines administered was reduced.

Health Feedback rating: False

Infant deaths did not decrease during the pandemic due to a reduced use of vaccines; vaccines are not associated with sudden infant death syndrome

Claim by Sunny Hostin: “Homicides are intraracial. When you look at white-on-white crime, it’s 84%. Right? Homicides. White people kill white people.”

PolitiFact rating: True

‘The View’ co-host Sunny Hostin right about white-on-white, Black-on-Black homicides

Claim via Social Media: Did 33 Florida labs just get busted for “cooking the books” on coronavirus testing, and is the media silent on the story?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: 33 Florida Labs Were NOT ‘Just Busted Cooking The Books’ On Coronavirus Testing

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims the FBI uncovered over 250 emails Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein exchanged.

Check Your Fact rating: False


(International: Tanzania) Claim: Tanzania bans face masks?

AFP Fact Check 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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