The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/18/2020

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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 Facebook post: Says Biden supports a school choice ban that would impact 74,000 Wisconsin students.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Joe Biden can’t ban school choice vouchers in Wisconsin

CLAIM: CNN confirmed Biden plans to “step aside” after winning the 2020 election, making Harris president.

AP Fact Check rating: False

Not Real News: A look at false claims around Kamala Harris

Claim by Facebook posts: “Kamala Harris refused to be sworn in using the Bible.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Kamala Harris used a Bible in ceremonial swearing-in

Claim by Viral Image: Kamala Harris was the Alameda County district attorney when Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed in Oakland, California.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Was Kamala Harris The Alameda County District Attorney When Oscar Grant Was Killed?

Claim by Jeanine Pirro: “I just have this feeling that Joe Biden isn’t going to be on the ticket. I have a sense that something is going to happen before the election and he’s not even going to be on the ticket.”

PolitiFact rating: Unproven speculation, no evidence

Jeanine Pirro suggests, without evidence, that Biden won’t be on Election Day ballot

(International: New Zealand) Claim: New Zealand Prime Minister shared a video message on the Bhagavat Gita on Janmashtami.

BOOM rating: False

Video Of Tulsi Gabbard Praising The Gita Viral As NZ PM Jacinda Ardern

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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