The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/13/2020

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 Joe Biden (D): TV ad: “The chief actuary of the Social Security Administration just released an analysis of Trump’s planned cuts to Social Security. …. If Trump gets his way, Social Security benefits will run out in just three years from now.” rating: False

Biden’s False Attacks on Trump’s Social Security ‘Plan’

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Mail-In Ballots will lead to massive electoral fraud and a rigged 2020 Election.”

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Trump’s fusillade of falsehoods on mail voting – The Washington Post

Claim by Facebook post: “Kenosha car dealer kills himself after insurance won’t cover … damages caused by the riots.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Fake headline claims car lot owner took his own life after Kenosha unrest arson. He didn’t.

CLAIM: Photo shows a white boat that sank to the bottom of Lake Travis in Texas during a boat parade for the president.

AP Fact Check rating: False

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Claim by Donald Trump (D): Says Joe Biden “will destroy your protections for pre-existing conditions.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Donald Trump’s ridiculous claim about Joe Biden and coverage for pre-existing conditions

(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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