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 posts: Black Lives Matter “injures 1000 police officers kills 36 people and does $8 billion in damage.”
PolitiFact rating: False
|The claim: U.S. GDP quarterly drop worst since the Great Depression
USA Today Fact Check rating: True
|Claim by Facebook posts: “California has six extra” congressional representatives “because illegals are counted” in the census.
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
|Claim by Mike Pence: “Absentee balloting is perfectly acceptable. You have to apply for an absentee ballot, signatures are checked, it’s confirmed, it is a long tradition. … But this universal mail in voting where you’re going to see literally ballots showered all across the state — it is ripe for fraud.”
AP Fact Check rating: False
|Claim by Instagram: “The GOP lawyer who helped Kanye West get on the ballot in Wisconsin is actively working for Donald Trump’s campaign.”
PolitiFact rating: True
|(International: UK) Claim: People in Leicester are being forcibly tested for Covid-19.
Full Fact rating:
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Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience