The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/17/2020

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 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

No, Kamala Harris didn’t say she wants to eliminate beef

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.” 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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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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