The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/28/2020

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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 National Republican Senatorial Committee: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper accepted donations from an oil and gas company and “let them get away” without fines or prosecution after a fatal home explosion in 2017.

FactCheck.org rating: Distorts the Facts

NRSC’s Attack on Hickenlooper Lacks Proof, Context

Claim by Facebook users: Masks do nothing to prevent the spread of pathogens

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

Scientific evidence supports the use of face masks for reducing the transmission of respiratory diseases including COVID-19

Claim by Donald Trump: The Joe Biden-Bernie Sanders unity platform would offer “free federal housing for former inmates.”

PolitiFact rating: False

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

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 Conservative Hangout: Did the NFL agree to give $250 million to Black Lives Matter (BLM)

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NFL Did NOT Agree To Give $250M To BLM

(International: Pakistan) Claim: Image shows Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai with the son of Israel’s minister of defense

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show Malala Yousafzai With The Son Of Israel’s Defense Minister?

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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