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 Mark Kelly (D): Says Sen. Martha McSally “supported a plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program and ‘shift costs’ onto seniors” and “even supported raising the retirement age.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True
Fact-checking Mark Kelly on Martha McSally’s stance on Medicare
|Claim by Political Insider and Rush Limbaugh: “Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief for The Atlantic, confessed that the central claim in his publication’s reprehensible hit piece on the President could very well be false.”
The Dispatch rating: False
Did Jeffrey Goldberg ‘Confess’ That His Atlantic Article About Trump Could Be False?
|Claim by Facebook posts: “CDC announces that ordinary (non-N95) masks (which most people are wearing) will do nothing to protect you against wildfire smoke … Fun fact: smoke particles are far larger than SARS-CoV-2 particles.”
PolitiFact rating: False
Face masks for wildfire smoke protection and COVID-19 play different roles
|Claim via Social Media: President Trump’s New “Trumpcare” Plan Is Set To Finally Fix Healthcare
Lead Stories rating: No Trumpcare
Fact Check: New ‘Trumpcare’ Plan Is NOT Set To Finally Fix Healthcare — NOT Related To President Trump
|Claim by tuckbot.tv: Woman in video received a ballot application with Trump ads on it from her local elections office.
Lead Stories rating: Not A Ballot
Fact Check: Absentee Ballot Application With Trump Ads Did NOT Come From A Local Elections Office — Political Groups Can Send Them
|(International: Thailand) Claim: Thailand enters the highest stage of the pandemic?
AFP Fact Check rating: False
Hoax circulates online that Thailand raised its coronavirus alert to the ‘highest level’
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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