The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/20/2020

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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 by Donald Trump: “Joe Biden wants to end school choice.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Donald Trump’s faulty claim that Biden wants to end school choice

Claim via Social Media: Photo of U.S. President Donald Trump in the back of a car, seemingly embracing Jeffrey Epstein

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Photo of Trump embracing Epstein is an edited picture of Trump and his daughter Ivanka

Claim via Social Media: Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar said, “When we win in November, we will eliminate Social Security entitlements for seniors.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID ILHAN OMAR SAY, ‘WHEN WE WIN IN NOVEMBER, WE WILL ELIMINATE SOCIAL SECURITY ENTITLEMENTS FOR SENIORS’?

Claim via Social Media: Did Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, say, “You can’t plan for something that hasn’t happened yet,” when asked what will be done if there’s a COVID-19 outbreak in schools?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Did NOT Say “You Can’t Plan For Something That Hasn’t Happened Yet” Regarding Possible COVID-19 Outbreaks In Schools

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows First Lady Melania Trump wearing a hat with a Soviet Union insignia on it.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID MELANIA TRUMP WEAR A HAT EMBLAZONED WITH A SOVIET INSIGNIA?

(International: India) Claim: Story about 55-year-old teacher harassed during online class

BOOM 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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