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

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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 Darin LaHood (R): “The post office right now, this year, is operating with about a $12 billion surplus.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

No, USPS isn’t operating with a multibillion dollar surplus

Claim by via Social Media: Trump became disoriented and got lost while attempting to board marine one

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: President Trump Was NOT ‘Lost & Disoriented’ In Video Clip

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “A Black man invented the light bulb, not a white guy named Edison.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Making point on overlooked Black history, Biden misses mark on the inventor of the light bulb

Claim by rt.com: Up to 90% of people who test positive for Covid barely carry any virus & are not contagious. Every stat about the disease is bogus

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Concern Over Testing Does NOT Mean Every ‘Stat’ About COVID-19 Is Bogus

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Biden failed to condemn far-left violent groups like Antifa, instead faulting only the brave men and women of law enforcement.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Trump campaign is wrong — Biden has repeatedly condemned violence tied to protests

(International: Russia) Claim: Video shows Russian doctors celebrating the new COVID-19 vaccine.

BOOM rating: False

Video From Saudi Arabia Shared As Russian Doctors Celebrating COVID-19 Vaccine

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) 09/09/2020

  1. Dorothy calkins // September 10, 2020 at 3:37 am //

    What does pants on fire mean its a lie what was said or a lie for answer and does false mean that there was no article or article was false the answer

  2. Media Bias Fact Check // September 11, 2020 at 10:42 am //

    False means it is incorrect perhaps through ignorance or other motivations.
    Pants on Fire is a blatant lie or fabrication where the person who made the claim intentionally lied. There can be no doubt they were aware that they are lying.

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