The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/03/2020


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 via Social Media: Danielle Stella’s Twitter account got suspended for no reason. The photo portraying Illhan Omar’s potential Republican contender has been shared over 100,000 times in different pages.

Reuters rating: Partly False

Partly false claim: Twitter suspends account of Ilhan Omar’s challenger for no reason

Claim by Pete Buttigieg: Says Bernie Sanders would “go beyond reform and reorder the economy in ways most Democrats — let alone most Americans — don’t support.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Polls show most Democrats, many Americans back key Bernie Sanders’ policies

Claim by Donald Trump: The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States “are going very substantially down, not up.” rating: Spins the Facts

FactChecking Trump’s Coronavirus Press Conference

Claim by Facebook posts: A photo of Pete Buttigieg in a military uniform was staged.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Another claim questioning Pete Buttigieg’s military service is wrong

Claim by Facebook posts: “If you have the Flu… get these two items… Sambucol (and) Oscillococcinum… in 48 hours you will feel better. In 72 hours you will be almost symptom-free.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Homeopathic supplements are not proven to treat the flu

International Fact Checks

Claim by Dr Patrick Obi Nwafor: Military vehicles destined for Boko Haram in Nigeria

Claim by Major Surendra Poonia: Video Shows Protesters Throwing Stones During Delhi Riots

Claim by Social Media: CLAIM: The video shows people who are sick because of the coronavirus.

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