The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/24/2020

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 Bernie Sanders: Says Mike Bloomberg “opposed modest proposals during Barack Obama’s presidency to raise taxes on the wealthy, while advocating for cuts to Medicare and Social Security.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Sanders twists Bloomberg’s record on tax hikes and cuts to Medicare and Social Security

Claim by The Millennium Report: Did the U.S. government finally admit to conducting chemical geoengineering using chemtrail operations? 

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Government Did NOT Finally Admit Chemical Geoengineering Via Chemtrail Operations

Claim by Internet memes: Virginia gun-control bill would allow for confiscation of certain firearms. rating: False

Misinformation Outlasts Virginia Gun Bill

CLAIM: Photo shows Sudanese minister wearing face mask while meeting with the Chinese ambassador to Sudan.

AP Fact Check rating: False

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Claim by Facebook posts: “Michigan prosecutor looks to release 90 convicted murderers serving life sentences.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Prosecutor releasing 90 murderers in Michigan? That’s misleading

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Claim by Harrisburg100: Pennsylvania’s governor converted to Islam

Claim by Social Media pages: Video of China disinfecting streets for Coronavirus causes a rainbow.
Claim by KK Rai, District Mining Officer: 3350 tonnes of gold deposit found in mines in Uttar Pradeshs Sonbhadra district.

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