The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/07/2020

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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 Scott Walker: “Bernie (Sanders) is a communist.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Bernie Sanders is not a communist

Claim by Trump: “The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing. And we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s mislaid blame on Obama for virus test

Claim by Lou Dobbs: The United States is “actually screening fewer people (for the coronavirus than other countries) because we don’t have appropriate testing.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Lou Dobbs says United States ‘screening fewer people’ for coronavirus than other countries

Claim via Social Media: 13,506 Marines have applied for White House sentry duty since President Donald Trump’s inauguration. None volunteered for the position during the Obama administration, it also claims.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: HAVE 13,506 MARINES VOLUNTEERED FOR WHITE HOUSE SENTRY DUTY SINCE TRUMP’S INAUGURATION?

Claim by Donald Trump: “I think the 3.4% is really a false number,” referring to the World Health Organization saying 3.4% of reported COVID-19 patients worldwide have died.

FactCheck.org rating: Half True

Trump and the Coronavirus Death Rate

International Fact Checks

Claim by A Facebook user: As the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in NSW has increased a social media post has suggested a new case may have been found in the NSW regional town of Dubbo.

Australian Associated Press
rating: False

Claim by Rahul Awasthi: Delhi police lathicharge on Muslims during riots

Claim by Garba Shehu: Malaria kills 822 people in Nigeria every day

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