The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/06/2020

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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 Trump (R): “Also, I never called John a loser and swear on whatever, or whoever, I was asked to swear on, that I never called our great fallen soldiers anything other than HEROES.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on McCain; Biden’s stretch on virus

Claim by Collective Evolution: Says NBC News reported that Hillary Clinton “covered up elite pedophile ring at state department.”

PolitiFact rating: False

 No, NBC News did not report Hillary Clinton ‘covered up elite pedophile ring’

Claim by Viral Post: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed a bill awarding a $9 billion contract to her husband’s company

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Nancy Pelosi Pass A Bill Awarding A $9 Billion Contract To Her Husband’s Company?

Claim by voiceover in ad (Biden): “The chief actuary of the Social Security Administration just released an analysis of Trump’s planned cuts to Social Security. Under Trump’s plan, Social Security would become permanently depleted by the middle of calendar year 2023.”

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Analysis | Biden campaign attacks a Trump Social Security ‘plan’ that does not exist

Claim by Viral image: the Hawaiian government recently purchased 30 “passing assistance pods” for facilitating medically assisted suicides

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Hawaii Purchase 30 Suicide Assistance Pods?

(International: India) Claim: Two Muslim women fall into sewage drain in Delhi

Alt News rating: False

Old video of women falling into sewage drain in Pakistan shared as Delhi

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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