The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/22/2020

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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 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

AP FACT CHECK: Dems on minimum wage and poverty

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

Final Night of the Democratic Convention

(International: Tanzania) Claim: Tanzania kicks out the WHO?

AFP Fact Check rating: False

The World Health Organization has not been kicked out of Tanzania

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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1 Comment on The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/22/2020

  1. Anonymous // August 22, 2020 at 10:46 am //

    Has the UPS told postal workers by email not to speak to the press this week??

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