The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/05/2020

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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)

The claim by Bob Casey (D): Federal agents in Portland have been “kidnapping and holding citizens without charges.”

Poltifact rating: Mostly True

Sen. Bob Casey said federal agents ‘kidnapped’ protesters in Portland. Is that true?

Claim by Trump (R) on effectiveness: “I happen to be a believer in hydroxy. I used it. I had no problem. I happen to be a believer.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hype on drug costs, hydroxychloroquine

Claim by Chuck Schumer (D): “You know what’s in this bill? No medical malpractice suits until 2024, even if they’re not COVID related.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Fact-checking Chuck Schumer’s claim that Republican bill says ‘no medical malpractice suits’

Claim via Social Media: My mailman just confirmed they have all officially been told to “SLOW THE MAIL DOWN,” per trump’s Postmaster General.

The Dispatch rating: False

Did the Postmaster General Order Postal Workers to Slow Down the Mail?

Claim by Facebook posts: The White House doctored a photo of a Donald Trump event “to make the crowd look bigger.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, White House didn’t release a doctored image of Trump’s airport crowd

(International: Germany) Claim: A photo shows a large crowd in Berlin protesting the “covid hoax.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Photo doesn’t show COVID-19 protest crowd in Germany. It’s from a techno parade in Switzerland

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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