The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/20/2020

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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 John Kerry (D): Says President Donald Trump “does nothing about Russia putting a bounty on our troops.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Fact-checking the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Claim by Anonymous: Large country-randomized controlled trial in 2.7 billion people shows 79.1% lower death rate in COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine

Health Feedback rating: Flawed Reasoning

Flawed “study” incorrectly claims that countries adopting hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 experienced reduced mortality rates

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Our (COVID-19) numbers are better than almost all countries.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Donald Trump says US is at the top globally in COVID-19 fight. It isn’t.

Claim via Infowars: Is a ‘Shadow Government’ Seeking a Coup Against President Trump?

The Dispatch rating: False

Is a ‘Shadow Government’ Seeking a Coup Against President Trump?

Claim by Bill Clinton (D): “We have just 4% of the world’s population — 25% of the world’s cases.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Fact-checking the second night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention

(International: India) Claim: Journalists in India capturing accident survivor on camera instead of helping

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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