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The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/14/2020

14 August 2020 @ 10:45 am

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 Cory Booker (D): Says the U.S. Senate is “dominated by millionaires” and that he is “not one of them.” Politifact rating: True Cory Booker said the U.S. Senate is “dominated by millionaires.” Is that true? Claim by Trump (R): “The manufacturing sector is booming and the production index is at the highest reading since October of ’18, which was an extraordinary period of time.” AP Fact Check rating: False AP FACT CHECK: Trump payroll tax cut is Social Security risk Claim by Tucker Carlson: Says Kamala Harris “said she believed that Joe Biden committed sexual assault against various women.” Politifact rating: Mostly False Tucker Carlson misrepresents Harris’ comments on women accusing Biden of inappropriate to

Daily Source Bias Check: Just The News

14 August 2020 @ 8:00 am

RIGHT BIAS These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources. Overall, we rate Just the News moderately Right Biased based on story selection that mostly favors a conservative perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to three failed fact checks over a short period of time. Detailed Report Factual Reporting: MIXED Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180 History Founded in February 2020, by John Solomon, Just the News is a conservative website that reports on political news through podcasts, videos, and textual content. According to their about page, “JusttheNe

The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/13/2020

13 August 2020 @ 10:45 am

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: Kamala Harris “cannot by constitutional law become President. She is an anchor baby, mother is from India, father is Jamaican.” FactCheck.org rating: False Kamala Harris Is Eligible to Serve as President Claim by issuesinsights.com: Biden Has Promised To Ban Gas-Powered Cars If Elected Lead Stories rating: False Fact Check: Joe Biden Has NOT Promised To Outaw Gas-Powered Cars If Elected President Claim by Joe Biden (D): “If the vaccine came out tomorrow, how in the heck would we get it to people? There is no game plan.” PolitiFact rating: Mostly True Joe Biden said there is no ‘game plan’ to distribute coronavirus vaccine. Is he right? Claim via Social Media: Illinois just quietly passed a la

Daily Source Bias Check: Science Based Medicine

13 August 2020 @ 8:00 am

PRO-SCIENCE These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources. Overall, we rate Science-Based Medicine Pro-Science based on the use of scientific sources and support for the consensus of science. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting due to scientific sourcing and a clean fact check record. Detailed Report Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180 History Founded in 2007, Science-Based Medicine is a website dedicated to evaluating medical treatments and products of interest to the public in a scientific light and prom

The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/12/2020

12 August 2020 @ 10:45 am

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 Donald Trump (R): “The Democrats don’t want to do anything having to do with protecting people from eviction.” FactCheck.org rating: False FactChecking Trump’s Weekend Press Briefings Claim by via Social Media: Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that masks take away liberties Lead Stories rating: Fake Quote Fact Check: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Did NOT Tweet ‘It’s Not The Government’s Job To Protect My Health’ Claim by Donald Trump (R): Under an executive order, “expensive insulin went from big dollars to virtual pennies … especially (for) our seniors.” PolitiFact rating: Mostly False Trump inflates insulin help for seniors Claim via Social Media: Viral social media posts claimed that conservative pun