The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/09/2020

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 New York Post:The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab”

Health Feedback rating: Low Scientific Credibility

Viral New York Post article perpetuates the unfounded claim that the virus that causes COVID-19 is manmade

Claim by Facebook posts: Says President Barack Obama “waited six months to call swine flu an emergency after thousands died.”

PolitiFact rating: False

President Obama declared H1N1 a public health emergency before anyone in the United States died

Claim by Joe Biden: “And, look, right now you have this president, hasn’t allowed his scientists to speak, number one. He has the vice president speaking, not the scientists who know what they’re talking about, like [NIAID Director Dr. Anthony] Fauci.” rating: Distorts the Facts

Democrats’ Misleading Coronavirus Claims

Claim by Trump: “We are rapidly developing a vaccine. … The vaccine is coming along well, and in speaking to the doctors, we think this is something that we can develop very rapidly.” — news conference Wednesday.

Associated Press rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s viral spin; Sanders’ delegates flip

Claim via Youtube: Was a DNC group caught on video teaching illegal immigrants how to vote illegally?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: DNC Group Did NOT Teach Illegals To Vote

International Fact Checks

Claim by desimojito: Aj Jazeera, The Wire journalist insulting Hindus

Claim by Facebook Posts: Weapons Found In The House Of AAPs Tahir Hussain

Claim by SOCIAL MEDIA POST: While a person named ‘Anurag Mishra’ is involved in Jafrabad gun shootings on February 24th, some propagandists are sharing that the shooter name is ‘Sharukh’

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