The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/10/2020

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 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

No, Sen. Kamala Harris hasn’t been convicted of a felony

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

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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