The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/02/2020

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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 Facebook post: Says a photo shows accused shooter Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother, armed with a long gun, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the night two protesters were killed and one injured.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, photo does not show Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother on the night protesters were shot

Claim by Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit: only 6% of all the 153,504 deaths recorded actually died from Covid, the rest had other serious illnesses.

Health Feedback rating: Flawed Reasoning

False claim shared by President Trump that only 6% of CDC-reported deaths are from COVID-19 is based on flawed reasoning

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Retweeted a video, which had been posted under the heading “Black Lives Matter/Antifa,” of a Black man shoving a white woman into a stopped subway car.

FactCheck.org rating: Distorts the Facts

Trump Retweets Dated, Racially Charged Post

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Nobody making under 400,000 bucks would have their taxes raised, period, bingo.”

Washington Post rating: Accurate

Analysis | Joe Biden’s claim that he won’t raise taxes on people making less than $400,000

Claim via Social Media: A viral Facebook post claimed that the social media platform “is banning Trump from advertising for president.”

The Dispatch rating: Mostly False

Did Facebook Ban President Trump’s Campaign From Advertising?

(International: UK) Claim: Footage from an anti-lockdown rally in London

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This video actually shows an anti-government protest in Belarus

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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2 Comments on The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/02/2020

  1. Sandra Pisarski // September 2, 2020 at 9:08 pm //

    Do Biden and Kamala Harris support the killing of full-term babies?

  2. Media Bias Fact Check // September 3, 2020 at 11:12 am //

    Neither has stated that position. Their stance is it is between the patient and doctor like any other health care issue.

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