The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/27/2020

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)

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

Claim by Eric Trump: “Biden has pledged to defund the police and take away your cherished Second Amendment.”

PolitiFact rating: Both claims are False

Fact-checking the second night of the 2020 RNC

Claim by Melania Trump: “He’s the first president to address a special session of the United Nations General Assembly to call upon countries across the world to end religious persecution and honor the right of every person to worship as they choose.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: GOP taps distortions to heap praise on Trump

Claim by Larry Kudlow (R): Says President Donald Trump inherited “a stagnant economy” and then “rebuilt” it.

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking the second night of the 2020 RNC

Claim by Swiss Policy Research: “The overall lethality of [COVID-19] (IFR) is about 0.1% to 0.3% and thus in the range of a severe influenza”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Listicle of “facts” about COVID-19 contains numerous inaccurate and misleading claims

Claim by Rush Limbaugh: Joe Bidens speech “had to be taped in segments, and the segments had to be edited together.” 

The Dispatch rating: False

Was Joe Biden’s Speech Recorded Rather Than Delivered Live?

(International: India) Claim: Facebook India’s Public Policy Director, Ankhi Das cutting tricolour cake

Alt News rating: False

No, this is not Facebook’s Ankhi Das cutting tricoloured cake

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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