The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/26/2020

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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)

*Last week we dedicated most fact checks to the Democratic Convention. This week will focus on the Republican Convention.

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “So this is just a way they’re trying to steal the election, and everybody knows that. Because the only way they’re going to win is by a rigged election.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Donald Trump says Joe Biden can only win by a ‘rigged election.’ That’s wrong in several ways

The claim via Social Media: Nicholas Sandmann, Michael Lindell, Dr. Stella Immanuel, Kid Rock, Scott Baio and the McCloskey couple will speak at the GOP convention.

USA Today Fact Check rating: Mostly False

Fact check: Meme is partly false about Republican National Convention speakers

Claim by Steve Scalise (R): “Joe Biden has embraced the left’s insane mission to defund (the police).”

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking night 1 of the 2020 RNC

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “We protected your preexisting conditions. Very strongly protected preexisting … and you don’t hear that.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP distort on health care, vote fraud

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “We passed the biggest tax cuts … in the history of our country.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s Monday speech at the 2020 RNC

(International: Germany) Claim: Bayern Munich players mock Barcelona during training

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Picture shows Bayern Munich celebrating eighth consecutive German league title, not their recent demolition of Barcelona

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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