The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 02/27/2020

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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 by Joe Biden: “I’ve never said” South Carolina was “my firewall.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Biden’s Factual Distortions

Claim by Viral image: 20 million Chinese converted to Islam after it’s proven that the coronavirus doesn’t affect Muslims.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, millions of Chinese didn’t convert to Islam seeking coronavirus immunity

Claim: A link shared on Facebook more than 1,500 times alleges President Donald Trump recently donated his $400,000 salary to rebuild military cemeteries.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID TRUMP DONATE HIS PRESIDENTIAL SALARY TO REBUILD MILITARY CEMETERIES?

Claim by Facebook posts: “Socialist Workers Party leader Bernie Sanders supported Ayatollah Khomeini against the US, condemned president Carter for imperialism, and accused the hostages of being CIA spies.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Viral Meme Misrepresents Sanders’ Stance During Iran Hostage Crisis

Claim by Joe Biden: “This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid. I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on Robbens Island.”

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Analysis | Biden’s ridiculous claim he was arrested trying to see Mandela

International Fact Checks

Claim by Rajratna Ambedkar: Falsely links brahmins with Australian beef brand

Claim by Social Media: Hindu Woman Attacked In Maujpur, Shiv Vihar Areas Of Delhi

Claim by Multiple sources: Genuine news report about Pakistan changing its weekly holiday to Friday

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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