The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/01/2020

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: “The NFL agreed to give the domestic terror group, BLM, 250 million dollars.”

PolitiFact rating: False

The NFL didn’t agree to donate $250M to Black Lives Matter

The claim: Deaths from COVID-19 have surpassed combined US battle deaths from several conflicts

USA Today Fact Check rating: True

Fact check: Coronavirus deaths surpass combined battle fatalities in several US wars

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”

PolitiFact rating: Trump can’t delay election

Trump floats moving Nov. 3 election. But Congress holds that power

Claim via Social Media: Did Stage 4 colon cancer cause Herman Cain’s death on July 30, 2020, and not COVID-19, as Cain’s own Twitter account and website reported?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Herman Cain Died Of COVID-19 Complications, NOT Cancer

Claim by Facebook posts: The longest filibuster in U.S. history was 75 days and “took place in 1964, when Democrats tried to block the Civil Rights Act.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Group of Southern Democrats, not all Democrats, held up 1964 Civil Rights Act

(International: Nepal) Claim: All Canadian citizens are entitled to a government grant of $200 a day from July 8 to Aug. 8 for staying home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Viral Post Claims All Canadian Citizens Are Entitled To $200 A Day For Staying Home During The Pandemic

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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