The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/01/2020

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 Donald Trump (R): “We have spent nearly $2.5 trillion on completely rebuilding our military, which was very badly depleted when I took office.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s 2020 RNC speech

Claim via Social Media: Jacob Blake is a “pedophile” because of a warrant for third-degree sexual assault, which the posts claim involves sexual relations with a minor.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Jacob Blake does not have an arrest warrant for having sex with a minor

Claim by Facebook posts: “BLM rioters just burned down a black church in a black community with a BLM sign out front.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, BLM protesters didn’t burn down a Black church in Kenosha

Claim via Social Media: Hillary Clinton’s emails contained evidence that she participated in child sex trafficking.

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False

Did Hillary Clinton’s Emails Include Evidence of Child Sex Trafficking?

Claim by Rand Paul (R): Says Joe Biden “voted for the Iraq War … He supported war in Serbia, Syria, Libya.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Fact-checking Rand Paul on Joe Biden and support for wars

(International: India) Claim: UK PM Boris Johnson apologized for colonial rule in India

Newsmobile rating: False

Fact Check: Did UK PM Boris Johnson apologise for colonial rule in India? Here’s the truth

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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