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 Chris Larson (D): Police are 20.8 times more likely to kill than be killed by a criminal.
Politifact rating: True
Yes, police were 20.8 more likely to kill than be killed by a criminal in 2019
|Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Biden also vowed to oppose school choice and oppose all charter schools.”
AP Fact Check rating: False
|Claim by Doug Jones (D): In April, when asked how he would handle the COVID-19 pandemic, Tommy Tuberville “said he didn’t have a clue” and after winning the Republican nomination in July, “he still said he didn’t have a clue.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True
Tuberville did say he ‘wouldn’t have a clue’ on COVID-19, but has said more
|Claim: Says Jacob Blake ‘declared he had a gun in the car and was going to go get it’ and was ‘brandishing’ a knife.
USA Today Fact Check rating: False
Fact check: Jacob Blake did not ‘brandish’ knife, get gun before Kenosha police shooting
|Claim by Donald Trump (R): Biden is “even talking about taking the wall down” along the border between the United States and Mexico.
FactCheck.org rating: False
|(International: Philippines) Claim: South Africans are among the top drinkers in the world
Africa Check rating: Correct
Fact-checking South Africa’s health minister on the country’s ‘relationship with alcohol’
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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