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

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): Children are “almost immune from this disease.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Children are “almost immune from this disease.”

Claim by Robert Kennedy Jr.: “The problem is Anthony Fauci put $500 million of our dollars into that vaccine [being produced by Moderna]. He owns half the patent.”

The Dispatch rating: False

Does Anthony Fauci Own ‘Half the Patent’ for Moderna’s COVID Vaccine?

Claim by Linda Sánchez (D): “The average cost of child care in this country is more than what it costs to send a child to college for one year.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Comparing the price of child care with college tuition

Claim by Viral Image: President Donald Trump said, “If you elect Joe Biden, there will be no hand sanitizer. I have spoken to the hand sanitizer people and they have assured me that they will only produce hand sanitizer for a Donald Trump administration.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Did Say, ‘If You Elect Joe Biden, There Will Be No Hand Sanitizer’?

Claim by Antifa burned a cross in Portland

Lead Stories rating: Photoshopped

Fact Check: Antifa Protestors Did NOT Burn A Cross In Portland

(International: Myanmar) Claim: Facebook posts claim that it shows Myanmar actor Ko Pauk urging people to vote for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party in the upcoming general elections in Myanmar.

AFP Fact Check 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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