The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/07/2020

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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)

Claim by Mike Pence (R): “The reality of voter fraud is undeniable…In my own state of Indiana in 2012, there was a Democrat super PAC that was involved in our elections, that literally, there was a group of people that were prosecuted for falsifying ballots.”

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Analysis | Pence’s hyped-up claims of ‘voter fraud’ in Indiana

Claim via Social Media: Posts circulated on social media make the claim that the results of a 2005 chloroquine/SARS study provide evidence of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness against COVID-19.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Chloroquine/SARS study does not prove hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness against COVID-19

Claim by Committee to Defend the President: Joe Biden “promised his party an African American Vice President. Not a Latino.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

False Ad About Biden’s VP Pick

Claim by ourgreatawakening.org: 409,152 indictments for child pedophilia and trafficking offenses were coming to the surface in July, 2020.

Lead Stories rating: Unsupported

Fact Check: 409,152 Non-Sealed Indictments For ‘Child Pedophilia’ And Trafficking Offenses NOT ‘Coming To The Surface’

Claim by Brett Giroir: “There have been five randomized controlled, placebo controlled trials that do not show any benefit to hydroxychloroquine.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Yes, at least five randomized controlled studies say hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help

(International: UK) Claim: The new daily allowance for peers in the House of Lords is £323.

Full Fact rating: This is correct as of April 2020.

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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