Media Bias/Fact Check

The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/30/2020

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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 Donald Trump (R): “We have already built 300 miles of border wall.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s 2020 RNC speech

Claim: ‘Video showed police thank (Kyle Rittenhouse) & give him water prior to the killings.’

USA Today Fact Check rating: True

Fact check: Police gave Kyle Rittenhouse water and thanked him before shooting

Claim by Howard Marklein (R): Says Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, after police shooting of Jacob Blake, “did not call for peace. They did not encourage calm.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Claim that Evers, Barnes did not call for peace, calm after Blake shooting goes too far

Claim via Social Media: Did CNN use the words “FIERY BUT MOSTLY PEACEFUL PROTESTS AFTER POLICE SHOOTING” as the caption on video of a building and car-lot torched by protesters?

Lead Stories rating: True

Fact Check: CNN DID Use The Chyron ‘Fiery But Mostly Peaceful Protests After Police Shooting’

Claim by Viral image: A meme claims to show images that “were captured during the wildfires in California” and suggests they could be “evidence that powerful lasers were used to cause” the fires.

FactCheck.org rating: False

Meme Recycles Conspiracy Theory on California Wildfires

(International: Ghana) Claim: Even with a voters’ ID card, you won’t be allowed to vote on December 7 if your name is not found in the Register. So people should take advantage of the exhibition exercise to verify their names.

Ghana Fact rating: True

FACT-CHECK: John Mahama on the campaign trial in Ahamansu

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