The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/31/2020

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 Facebook posts: Says the NIH “15 years ago published a study on chloroquine. It is effective against COVID-(1).”

PolitiFact rating: False

2005 chloroquine study had nothing to do with COVID-19 and the drug wasn’t given to humans

Claim by Donald Trump: “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s view of flawed election is baseless

Claim by Facebook posts: Say that according to the Los Angeles Times, “95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens,” more than two-thirds of all births in Los Angeles County “are to illegal alien Mexicans” on Medicaid, “nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal,” and…

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Debunking (again) a 14-year-old post on immigrants in Los Angeles

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows a “federal stormtrooper” in futuristic-looking armor while deployed to Portland, Oregon, in response to protests

Check Your Fact rating: False

Does This Image Show A ‘Federal Stormtrooper’ In Portland?

Claim by Donald Trump: “You can look at large portions of our country; it’s — it’s corona-free.” rating: False

FactChecking Trump’s COVID-19 Press Briefing

(International: Nepal) Claim: Nepal shoots down intruding Indian fighter jet

AFP Fact Check 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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