The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/08/2020


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 Facebook posts: Mail-in ballot envelopes have bar codes that reveal voter’s party affiliation during general election. rating: False

Mail-in Voting Envelopes Don’t Reveal Party During General Election

The claim: Among other broken promises, Trump only built 3 miles of border wall

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Trump administration has built more border wall than meme claims

Claim by Social media posts: “Dr. Jill Biden: ‘All Americans Will Be Required to Learn Spanish When We Win'” rating: False

Jill Biden Didn’t Propose All Americans Be ‘Required to Learn Spanish’

Claim by Trump (R): “Send in your ballots, send them in strong … And you send them in, but you go to vote. If they haven’t counted it, you can vote.” 

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s errant views on voting, Biden miscues

Claim by Martha McSally (R): Says Mark Kelly wants to “defund the police.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Mark Kelly does not want to defund the police

(International: Saudi Arabia) Claim: Saudi medical staff celebrate the closure of the hospital’s isolation rooms

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Saudi medical staff celebrate the closure of the hospital’s isolation rooms

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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