The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/03/2020

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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): “If I didn’t INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Here’s why Trump vastly overreaches claiming credit for Kenosha de-escalation

Claim via Social Media: Never in the history of our country has a “president” used OUR White House as a prop for a purely political campaign event

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: The Trump RNC Acceptance Speech Was NOT The First Time The White House Was Used For ‘Purely Political Campaign Event’

Claim by Facebook posts: “If I mail in my ballot on Sunday and show up to the polling station on Tuesday, they won’t know if I’ve already voted or not. That, my friends, is a serious concern for all of us.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Don’t believe this Facebook claim. States have procedures to prevent double voting

Claim by torontotoday.net: Vladimir Putin’s daughter DIES after second dose of COVID vaccine – Toronto Today

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Vladimir Putin’s Daughter Did NOT Die After Second Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “I am not banning fracking.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Fact-checking Joe Biden in Pa. on his fracking policy

(International: India) Claim: PM Modi paying tribute to Nathuram Godse

vishvasnews.com rating: False

Fact Check: Image of PM Modi’s tribute to Savarkar viral with false claim as tribute to Godse

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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