The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/17/2020

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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 Donald Trump (R): Says Joe Biden played N.W.A.’s “F— Tha Police” during an event in Florida.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump retweets manipulated video falsely suggesting Biden played ‘F— Tha Police’ at Florida event

Claim via Social Media: Protestors blocked the entrance to the hospital so sheriff’s deputies shot in Compton could not get medical care

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Protesters Did NOT Block Hospital Entrance Before Arrival Of Ambulances Transporting Wounded Officers

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “It’ll start getting cooler,” adding that he didn’t think “science knows” whether or not temperatures would increase in the future.

FactCheck.org rating: Counter To Climate Science

Trump Bucks Climate Science in Wildfire Briefing

Claim by rt.com: A simple but fatal math mistake by US Covid-19 experts caused the world to panic and order lockdowns.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: A Math Mistake Did NOT Cause US Leaders To Panic And Order COVID Lockdowns

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Rudy Giuliani did a fantastic job. The city was safe, and then all of a sudden we have a mayor who starts cutting the police force and crime is up 100 percent, 150 percent.”

Washington Post rating: False

Analysis | Trump’s ABC News town hall: Four Pinocchios, over and over again

(International: Nigeria) Claim: Reports as recent as 2017 reported 92% prevalence of blood lead poisoning in children from some villages in the Nigerian state of Zamfara.

Africa Check rating: Correct

As Nigeria turns to gold mining, researcher correct about high levels of child lead poisoning

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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