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 Donald Trump (R): Convalescent plasma had been “proven to reduce mortality by 35%” in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
FactCheck.org rating: False
Trump, Hahn Mischaracterize Data on COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma
|Claim by Facebook users: “The greatest trick the CDC ever pulled was convincing the world you can be sick without having symptoms”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate
People infected with SARS-CoV-2 can transmit the virus to others, even if they do not show symptoms of the disease and are not considered sick
|Claim by Ryan Holets: Drug overdose deaths decreased in 2018 for the first time in 30 years.
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True
Overdose deaths declined in 2018. But there’s more to the story
|Claim by Mike Pence (R): “When asked whether he’d support cutting funding to law enforcement, (Biden) replied, ‘Yes, absolutely.’”
PolitiFact rating: False
|Claim by Viral Image: Jeff Bezos has offered free one-day Prime shipping for all mail-in ballots
Check Your Fact rating: False
FACT CHECK: Has Jeff Bezos Offered Free One-Day Prime Shipping For All Mail-In
|(International: Philippines) Claim: Photo collage shows Filipino comedian Vic Sotto carrying a child Pauleen Luna who would later become his wife
AFP Fact Check rating: False
This old photo shows comedian Vic Sotto carrying his daughter, not his wife Pauleen
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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