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.”
FactCheck.org rating: No Evidence
|(International: India) Claim: Viral video shows mid-air refueling of Rafale fighter jets on it’s way to India.
The Logical Indian rating: False
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