The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/03/2020

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: “Mississippi got 10,145 warrants for unemployment fraud!!”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Facebook warnings of warrants for unemployment fraud lack evidence

The claim: The Cleveland Clinic asked employees not to wear cloth face masks in its buildings because they “don’t work”

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Cleveland Clinic never told employees cloth face masks ‘don’t work’

Claim by Viral image: A photo shows Portland protesters pointing lasers at federal officers.

PolitiFact rating: False

This photo with laser pointers is from a 2019 protest in Chile

Claim by Viral Image: The Trump campaign announced Diamond and Silk, Scott Baio, Ted Nugent, Antonio Sabato Jr as speakers at the Republican National Convention.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did The Trump Campaign Recently Announce These Speakers For The Republican National Convention?

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “In the wake of the recent mass gatherings Americans have witnessed in the streets of Portland and Seattle, we are also tracking a significant rise in cases in both metropolitan areas because of what’s been going on.” rating: No Evidence

FactChecking Trump’s COVID-19 Press Briefing

(International: India) Claim: Viral video shows mid-air refueling of Rafale fighter jets on it’s way to India.

The Logical Indian 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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