The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/25/2020

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 Eugene DePasquale (D): Says Donald Trump’s payroll tax deferral “could leave American workers liable for thousands of dollars during tax season and could potentially leave programs like Social Security and Medicare weakened.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Pennsylvania Democrat correct about uncertainties of Donald Trump’s payroll tax plan

CLAIM: Three photos spreading on social media show that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker did not wear masks at a rally together, revealing their hypocrisy during the coronavirus pandemic.

AP Fact Check rating: False

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Claim by Kamala Harris (D): “And while this virus touches us all, we’ve got to be honest. it is not an equal opportunity offender. Black, Latino and indigenous people are suffering and dying disproportionately.”

PolitiFact rating: True

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

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s baseless claim of ‘deep state’ at FDA

Claim by Tommy Tuberville (R): Amid COVID-19, 25 of the 26 Republican governors “have decided to play football,” but “three-fourths” of the 24 Democratic governors “have decided not to play already and most will probably not play.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Senate hopeful Tommy Tuberville fumbles the facts about COVID-19 and football

(International: Russia) Claim: Rusian President Vladimir Putins daughter died after taking a second shot of COVID-19 vaccine

BOOM rating: False

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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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