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: “Kamala Harris is not able to be VP. Because she’s a felon. She lied on her application to buy a gun here in CA.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
|Claim by Anonymous, Ben Swann: “World Bank website shows COVID-19 testing kits purchased by countries in 2017 and in 2018”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate
COVID-19 test kits were not purchased in 2017 and 2018; claim is based on mislabeled data
|Claim via Social Media: House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hair appointment in San Francisco cost taxpayers $120,000.
Reuters Fact Check rating: False
Fact check: Nancy Pelosi’s hair appointment did not cost taxpayers $120,000
|Claim by Ron Johnson (R): For younger people, seasonal flu is “in many cases” a deadlier virus than COVID-19
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True
Johnson is mostly on track with claim that flu is harder on kids than COVID-19
|Claim by via Social Media: Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, George Soros and Jeffrey Epstein Are All Connected Through The Company Moderna
Lead Stories rating: False
Fact Check: Fauci, Gates, Soros And Epstein Are NOT All Connected Through The Company Moderna
|(International: India) Claim: Woman hacked to death with an axe in India
Alt News rating: False
Video of woman brutally hacked to death in Brazil viral as India
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