The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/07/2020


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 Doug Collins (R): Kelly Loeffler has a “long history of donating to abortion-on-demand Democrats.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Despite Collins’ claim, Loeffler has donated much more to Republicans than Dems

CLAIM: A Black woman speaking at a community event with Joe Biden in Kenosha, Wisconsin, exposed the Democratic presidential candidate by saying she would not “go off” a paper she was provided by his campaign.

AP Fact Check: False

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Claim by YouTube videos: “Kamala Harris wants the riots to continue and not let up, not now not even after the election.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Kamala Harris didn’t say she wants riots to continue

Claim: Absentee ballots and mail-in ballots are not the same; absentee requires proof of identity, mail-in doesn’t.

USA Today Fact Check: False

Fact check: All mailed ballots — called ‘absentee’ and not — require voter verification

Claim via Social Media: George W. Bush said he supports the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Former President George W. Bush Has NOT Said He Supports The Biden/Harris Ticket

(International: UK) Claim: 18 people died of Covid-19 in one day in England.

Full Fact rating: This is true.

These figures for non-Covid deaths aren’t accurate

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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