The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/19/2020

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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

FACT CHECK: WERE THE FIRST 23 BLACK SENATORS REPUBLICANS?

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

Fictitious Story on Malia Obama’s White House ‘Trinkets’

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

Claim by Facebook: Boiled ginger can help cure coronavirus

Claim by Facebook users: Old photo of Aamir Khan with Turkish President shared with false claim

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by the IFCN. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check

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