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

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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 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 USAvotefortrump.com: 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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