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 Ron DeSantis (R): “The fact is that in terms of the risk to schoolkids, this is lower risk than seasonal influenza.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True
Fact-check: Ron DeSantis says COVID-19 is a lower risk for school-aged kids than flu
|Claim by Sen. Cory Booker (D): “Together, with Joe and Kamala in the White House, we’ll raise the minimum wage so no one who works a full-time job lives in poverty.”
AP Fact Check rating: False
|Claim by Joe Biden (D): “More than 50 million people have filed for unemployment this year.”
PolitiFact rating: Accurate
Fact-checking Joe Biden at the 2020 Democratic National Convention
|Claim by National Geographic: T cells may play a role in the body’s immune response against the virus SARS-CoV-2
Health Feedback rating: True
Potential role for T cells in COVID-19 immunity accurately reported in National Geographic article
|Claim by Joe Biden (D): “Five million Americans infected by COVID-19. More than 170,000 Americans have died. By far the worst performance of any nation on Earth.”
FactCheck.org rating: Not Worst Per Capita
|(International: Tanzania) Claim: Tanzania kicks out the WHO?
AFP Fact Check rating: False
The World Health Organization has not been kicked out of Tanzania
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