The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/26/2020

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 Ron Johnson (R): “PPP on average probably provided a grant of around $11,000 per employee.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Johnson accurate in his estimation of PPP loan per employee

Claim via Social Media: Does a comparison of maps show there is a shocking connection between human trafficking hotpsots in the United States and coronavirus outbreaks? 

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Maps Of ‘Human Trafficking Hot Spots’ And ‘China Virus Hot Spots’ Do Not Have A Connection

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “We’re setting record job numbers.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Unpacking Donald Trump’s statement on ‘record job numbers’

Claim by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Donald Trump must apologize to Iran for killing one of its general “or else.”

CheckYourFact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Nancy Pelosi Tell Donald Trump To Apologize To Iran

Claim by Joe Biden (D): There’s already 10,000 businesses that are not likely to open again, and a significant number of small businesses and minority businesses.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Fact-checking Biden’s comments on COVID-19 small business closures

(International: Nepal) Claim: Indian Air Force conduct a strike on Nepal

Newsmobile rating: Fake

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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