The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/14/2020


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 Cory Booker (D): Says the U.S. Senate is “dominated by millionaires” and that he is “not one of them.”

Politifact rating: True

Cory Booker said the U.S. Senate is “dominated by millionaires.” Is that true?

Claim by Trump (R): “The manufacturing sector is booming and the production index is at the highest reading since October of ’18, which was an extraordinary period of time.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump payroll tax cut is Social Security risk

Claim by Tucker Carlson: Says Kamala Harris “said she believed that Joe Biden committed sexual assault against various women.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Tucker Carlson misrepresents Harris’ comments on women accusing Biden of inappropriate touching

Claim by Face Masks Do Not Work

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Face Masks DO Work. Period.

Claim by Social Security Works: “Donald Trump says he will ‘terminate’ Social Security if re-elected.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Did Trump say he will terminate Social Security if re-elected?

(International: Canada) Claim: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau bought his mother a luxury car with money from WE Charity.

BOOM rating: False

Justin Trudeau Did Not Buy A Mercedes For His Mom Using Charity Money

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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