The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/21/2020


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 Kamala Harris (D): Says she “helped take down one of the biggest for-profit colleges.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Fact-checking the third night of the 2020 DNC with Barack Obama, Kamala Harris

Claim by Bearing Arms, NRA Institute for Legislative Action: Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris opposes the right to own a gun and plans to dismantle the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.

BOOM rating: False

Democratic VP Candidate Kamala Harris Is Not Against Gun Ownership

Claim by Hillary Clinton (D): “Billionaires got $400 billion richer” during the pandemic. rating: Distorts the Facts

Democratic Convention Night 3

Claim by Plandemic: Indoctornation video offers new facts about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: ‘Plandemic – Indoctornation Video’ Contains Several False And Misleading Claims

Claim by Hilda Solis: The Obama-Biden administration “extended overtime pay to over 4 million workers.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking the third night of the 2020 DNC with Barack Obama, Kamala Harris

(International: Belarus) Claim: Video shows a glimpse of the ongoing protests in Belarus.

The Logical Indian 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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