The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/13/2020

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 Facebook posts: Kamala Harris “cannot by constitutional law become President. She is an anchor baby, mother is from India, father is Jamaican.” rating: False

Kamala Harris Is Eligible to Serve as President

Claim by Biden Has Promised To Ban Gas-Powered Cars If Elected

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Joe Biden Has NOT Promised To Outaw Gas-Powered Cars If Elected President

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “If the vaccine came out tomorrow, how in the heck would we get it to people? There is no game plan.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Joe Biden said there is no ‘game plan’ to distribute coronavirus vaccine. Is he right?

Claim via Social Media: Illinois just quietly passed a law that makes it a felony to record the police without consent

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Illinois Did NOT Just Quietly Pass A Law Making It A Felony To Record Police Without Consent

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “I was a crowd of one, because even experts didn’t want to” impose travel restrictions from China to the U.S. in late January. rating: False

Trump’s Misleading Comments on Biden and the Coronavirus

(International: India) Claim: A picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surfaced on the internet in which he can be seen holding a placard.

Newsmobile rating: FAKE

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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