The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/27/2020

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 Andrew Cuomo (D): “Trump is to blame for the virus coming to New York, because that’s the fact. That’s what the CDC just said. If Trump’s government had done its job, the virus wouldn’t come here.” rating: CDC Didn’t Say That

Cuomo Distorts CDC Finding in Blaming Trump

Claim by Donald Trump (R) on the U.S. and other countries in the pandemic: “We’ve done much better than most. And with the fatality rate at a lower rate than most, it’s something that we can talk about, but we’re working, again, with them because we’re helping a lot of countries that people don’t even know about.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: A more measured Trump doesn’t mean accurate

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Black Lives Matter protesters and Mexicans have contributed to the rise of coronavirus cases in the U.S. rating: No Evidence

Trump Wrongly Blames Protests, Mexico for COVID-19 Spread

Claim via Social Media: Former president Barack Obama signed a law that allows federal agents to “snatch protesters off the streets in Portland”.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Obama did not sign bill allowing federal agents to “snatch protesters off the streets”

Claim by Donald Trump (R): In the Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders unity platform, “what they’re going to do is they’re going to rip down the wall. They’re taking it down.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking Donald Trump on the Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders unity platform

(International: India) Claim: Jio is giving 99,000 users free recharge of Rs 349 to celebrate Mukesh Ambani becoming the sixth richest man in the world

BOOM rating: False

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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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