The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/10/2020

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 Social media posts: A “campaign ad” for President Donald Trump, using part of his 2020 State of the Union address, has been “banned by Facebook.” rating: False

Video Using Trump’s State of the Union Address Wasn’t ‘Banned’

Claim by Facebook users: “Can’t make a vaccine that works for influenza. No vaccine for RSV. Can’t cure cancer. But they sure as shit can make a vaccine in 6 months for an illness that they STILL don’t understand”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Contrary to claim in viral Facebook post, the flu vaccine does work and certain types of cancers can be cured

Claim by Facebook posts: “The Beirut bombing today was directly next to the Lebanon Central Bank, which is also owned by the most evil deep state family, the Rothschilds. There are no coincidences.”

PolitiFact rating: False

QAnon conspiracy theorists seek to link Beirut explosion to Rothschilds

Claim by Joe Biden proposed a ban on fracking.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Biden Does NOT Propose A Fracking Ban

Claim by “No Vaccine Needed” for COVID-19 because inhaled budesonide “Is Already a Cure.” rating: False

Asthma Medicine Not Proven as COVID-19 ‘Cure’

(International: Germany) Claim: Protests were held in Berlin against COVID-19 restrictions.

BOOM 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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