The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/23/2020

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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 Plandemic: Indoctornation: The COVID-19 pandemic was planned and a preparedness exercise called Event 201 predicted it.

FactCheck.org rating: False

New ‘Plandemic’ Video Peddles Misinformation, Conspiracies

Claim: Did Barack Obama Mock the Flint Water Crisis?

The Dispatch rating: False

Did Barack Obama Mock the Flint Water Crisis?

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Our economy is in tatters, with Black, Latino, Asian American, and Native American communities bearing the brunt of it.”

PolitiFact rating: Accurate

Fact-checking Joe Biden at the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Claim via Social Media: Democrats took out the words “under God” when they recited the Pledge of Allegiance at the 2020 National Convention

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Democrats Did NOT Take Out ‘Under God’ From Nightly Pledge Of Allegiance At Their National Convention

Claim by CNN: “Greenland’s ice sheet has melted to a point of no return, according to new study”

Climate Feedback rating: Low Scientific Credibility

Article by CNN exaggerates study’s implications for future Greenland ice loss with “point of no return” claim

(International: Belarus) Claim: Video shows a huge ball painted with the picture of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko rolling down a street as part of the ongoing protests in the country.

India Today rating: Mostly false

Fact Check: VFX video created by Russian artist wrongly circulated as protest scene in Belarus

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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