The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/06/2020


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 Joe Biden: “I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see (Nelson Mandela) on Robbens Island.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Joe Biden’s Pants on Fire claim about his arrest in South Africa

Claim by Chris Murphy: Trump “shut down 37 of 47 global anti-pandemic programs.”

Washington Post Fact Checker rating: Three Pinocchios

Analysis | No, Trump didn’t shut down 37 of 47 global anti-pandemic programs

Claim by Bernie Sanders: The U.S. has “the lowest voter turnout of almost any major country on Earth.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

A closer look at turnout, young voters and a key Bernie Sanders strategy

Claim via Social Media: Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe now serves as the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) chief of staff.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Conservative Daily: Did Joe Biden, the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, promise in a video that he’s “coming for” your guns?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Joe Biden Did NOT Promise That If He Wins, He’s “Coming For” Your Guns

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: These photos show locust swarms in China

Claim by Facebook page “NAMO India” and others: Delhi government is providing monetary help only to Muslim victims of the recent violence.

Claim by Facebook user: From 1997-2010 Labour sold off the majority of NHS hospital buildings to private investors.

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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