The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/12/2020

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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 Donald Trump (R): “The Democrats don’t want to do anything having to do with protecting people from eviction.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

FactChecking Trump’s Weekend Press Briefings

Claim by via Social Media: Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that masks take away liberties

Lead Stories rating: Fake Quote

Fact Check: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Did NOT Tweet ‘It’s Not The Government’s Job To Protect My Health’

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Under an executive order, “expensive insulin went from big dollars to virtual pennies … especially (for) our seniors.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Trump inflates insulin help for seniors

Claim via Social Media: Viral social media posts claimed that conservative pundit Ben Shapiro created a fake Antifa recruitment website.

The Dispatch rating: False

Did Ben Shapiro Create a Fake Antifa Recruitment Site?

Claim via Social Media: voters need two stamps on mail-in ballots

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Two Stamps Are NOT Needed For Mail-In Ballots

(International: India) Claim: National Party leader Judith Collins claims child poverty in New Zealand has increased under the Labour coalition government.

Australian Associated Press rating: Mostly False 

No support for NZ National leader’s child poverty claim

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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