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 Nancy Mace (R): Says Kamala Harris “advocated for restoring voting rights for the Boston bomber.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
Kamala Harris is open to letting Boston bomber vote, but didn’t advocate for it
|Claim via Social Media: Kamala Harris is listed as Caucasian on her birth certificate.
Lead Stories rating: False
Fact Check: Kamala Harris’ Birth Certificate Does NOT Identify Her As ‘Caucasian’
|Claim by Facebook post: Says Kamala Harris wants to eliminate beef.
PolitiFact rating: False
|Claim by Facebook users: “Would you take a vaccine with a 33% death rate to feel safe from a virus with a .06% death rate?”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate
Vaccines undergo strict safety testing before they are licensed for use in the US and many other countries; no validity to the claim of a 33% “death rate” from COVID-19 vaccine
|Claim by Hogan Gidley (R): There’s a potential for “massive fraud” in Nevada because “the post office doesn’t date [mail-in ballots] with a postmark because they’re already prepaid.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
Trump Campaign Exaggerates Potential for Mail-In Voting Fraud After Election
|(International: Japan) Claim: Olympic fireworks were set off under Mount Fuji as they could not be stored till 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
BOOM rating: False
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