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: An image shared on Facebook claims the first 23 black senators were members of the Republican Party.
Check Your Fact rating: False
|Claim by Tom Barrett: Says since he took office, the City of Milwaukee has seen the creation of 7,000 new affordable housing units.
PolitiFact rating: True
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett on target with housing creation claim
|Claim by Flag and Cross: Did Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg say that all elderly people should be denied care past a certain age when they become ill?
Lead Stories rating: False
Fake News: Bloomberg Did NOT Say Elderly People Should Be Denied Care Past Certain Age When Ill
|Claim by Various websites: “Malia Obama Busted Selling Priceless White House Trinkets She Stole While Living There”
FactCheck.org rating: False
|Claim by Bernie Sanders: Says Mike Bloomberg is “a candidate who in 2015 stated, and I quote: ‘I, for example, am not in favor, have never been in favor of raising the minimum wage.’”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True
Mike Bloomberg opposed a minimum wage increase in 2015. He supports one now
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Claim by Multiple sources: A Sudanese minister wore a mask to protect himself from the novel coronavirus during a meeting with a Chinese diplomat
AFP Fact Check rating: False
Claim by Facebook: Boiled ginger can help cure coronavirus
BOOM rating: Misleading
Claim by Facebook users: Old photo of Aamir Khan with Turkish President shared with false claim
The Times of India rating: False
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