The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/04/2020

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 Donald Trump (R): Absentee voting is different from mail-in voting and has more protections against fraud

Politifact rating: False

Donald Trump draws false distinction between absentee, mail-in voting

Claim by Video showed Nancy Pelosi “blowed out of her mind.”

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Nancy Pelosi ‘Blowed Out Of Her Mind,’ Clip Was Digitally Slowed Down To Make Speaker Appear Drunk

Claim by Viral image: The CDC said it “made a mistake” and reduced its count of Florida COVID-19 cases from 90,000 to 11,000.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, CDC did not admit a mistake, did not reduce its COVID-19 Florida case count

Claim by Viral post: The New York Department of Labor has “authorized up to $4,800.00 in hazard pay for qualified essential workers” who worked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CheckYourFact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did The New York Department Of Labor Authorize $4800 In Hazard Pay For Essential

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Says Joe Biden plans to “mandate net-zero carbon emissions for homes, offices and all new buildings by 2030. That basically means no windows, no nothing.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Trump said Biden wants to mandate net-zero emission buildings and get rid of windows. He’s wrong

(International: Philipinnes) Claim: Martial law in Mindanao ended without abuses

Vera Files 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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