The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/15/2020


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 Donald Trump (R): “They send 80 million ballots out. Where are they going? Who are they sending them to? Are they sending them to certain areas and not other areas? Are they sending them to Democrat areas? These are all controlled by Democrat governors, like your politically motivated governor. “

PolitiFact rating: False

Trump’s falsehoods about mail voting in Nevada, fact-checked

Claim by We the Governed: a distressing number of the [West coast] fires are not accidents, and willful arson is the cause.

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Western US wildfires are not the result of widespread arson

Claim by Facebook user: “KXL Radio in Portland reported today that Firefighters are now being shot at by suspected Antifa and BLM members.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking misinformation about firefighters, antifa in Portland

Claim by Donald Trump (R): Was Andy McCabe ever forced to pay back the $700,000 illegally given to him and his wife, for his wife’s political campaign, by Crooked Hillary Clinton while Hillary was under FBI investigation, and McCabe was the head of the FBI???

The Dispatch rating: False

Did Hillary Clinton Give Andy McCabe’s Wife $700,000 for a Campaign?

Claim by Facebook posts: “Canada has just criminalized all CV19 measures requiring masks, distancing, quarantining & vaccines.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Canada did not criminalize COVID-19 restrictions

(International: India) Claim: Picture of Malaysian Chinese man burning Malaysian flag

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This photo has circulated in reports about a Filipino man burning a Malaysian flag in a protest

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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