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)
*Last week we dedicated most fact checks to the Democratic Convention. This week will focus on the Republican Convention.
|Claim by Eric Trump: “Biden has pledged to defund the police and take away your cherished Second Amendment.”
PolitiFact rating: Both claims are False
|Claim by Melania Trump: “He’s the first president to address a special session of the United Nations General Assembly to call upon countries across the world to end religious persecution and honor the right of every person to worship as they choose.”
AP Fact Check rating: False
|Claim by Larry Kudlow (R): Says President Donald Trump inherited “a stagnant economy” and then “rebuilt” it.
PolitiFact rating: False
|Claim by Swiss Policy Research: “The overall lethality of [COVID-19] (IFR) is about 0.1% to 0.3% and thus in the range of a severe influenza”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate
|Claim by Rush Limbaugh: Joe Bidens speech “had to be taped in segments, and the segments had to be edited together.”
The Dispatch rating: False
|(International: India) Claim: Facebook India’s Public Policy Director, Ankhi Das cutting tricolour cake
Alt News rating: False
Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience