The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/11/2020

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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 Allen West: Says the coronavirus has a “99.9% recovery rate” in Texas.

Politifact rating: False

What is the recovery rate for COVID-19 in Texas?

Claim by Trump: on whether he was expecting legal challenges to his orders: “I didn’t say that. No, no. I didn’t say that.”

AP Fact Check: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s smoke and mirrors on executive orders

Claim by Facebook posts: Scores of politicians and others are on a “list” of sex cases from newly unsealed Ghislaine Maxwell court documents.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, a list of sex cases on Facebook is not from unsealed Ghislaine Maxwell records

The claim: If masks cannot keep out drywall particles, they cannot keep out coronavirus, which is smaller

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Masks can keep out COVID-19 particles even though smaller than dry wall dust

Claim by Viral meme: “Mug shots of Antifa members arrested in Portland!! 13 out of 20 are TEACHERS!! This should be a ‘wake up call’.”

FactCheck.org rating: Mugshots are from 2017

False Claims Follow Old Portland Mugshots

(International: India) Claim: 40 passengers of Air India Express plane crash at Kozhikode tested positive for coronavirus

Alt News 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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