The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/19/2020

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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 tweet: Says a picture of stacked mailboxes is proof of voter suppression in Wisconsin

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Wisconsin mailbox picture isn’t proof of “massive voter suppression”

Claim via Social Media: Kamala Harris said she would sign executive order ordering police to take guns away from Americans

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Kamala Harris Did NOT Say She Would Sign An Executive Order To Send Police To Take Your Guns

Claim by Michelle Obama: “In one of the states that determined the outcome” of the 2016 presidential race, “the winning margin averaged out to just two votes per precinct — two votes.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Michelle Obama right that 2 votes per precinct enabled Trump win in Michigan

Claim via Social Media: Joe Biden leaked the identities of special ops Seal Team 6.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Joe Biden Did NOT Leak The Identities Of SEAL Team 6 Members

Claim by Eva Longoria Bastón: “Vice President Biden and President Obama assembled a pandemic playbook to make sure that America was prepared and protected. The Trump administration disbanded the pandemic response team that was given to them.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Fact-checking night one of the 2020 DNC

(International: Sri Lanka) Claim: Sri Lanka tops the world most foolish voters list on Boston Globe

AFP Fact Check rating: False

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