The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/10/2020

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 Hillary Clinton: Says at polling places in Texas on Super Tuesday “the Republican side gets 25 machines, the Democratic side gets 5 machines. People were literally standing in line for seven hours.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

What caused voting delays in Texas on Super Tuesday?

Claim by the Washington Times: Did the U.S. Department of Homeland Security say that they fear illegal border crossings may increase the spread of the novel coronavirus?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Department Of Homeland Security Officials Did NOT Say Illegal Border Crossings May Spread Coronavirus

Claim by TRUMP: “We’re going to have Americans staying home instead of going and spending the money in other countries. And maybe that’s one of the reasons the job numbers are so good.” — remarks to the press Friday.

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s rosy take on govt’s handling of virus

Claim by Bernie Sanders: “On my first day in office, through executive order, we will legalize marijuana in every state in this country.”

PolitiFact rating: He can’t, experts say

Could Bernie Sanders legalize marijuana by executive order?

Claim via social media: A viral tweet circulating on social media alleges that U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said that President Donald Trump “probably knows more about medicine and specifically viruses than any of the so-called scientists at the NIH and CDC. If anyone is going to eradicate this plague it’ll be the president.”

Reuters rating: False

False claim: Sen. Lindsey Graham said Donald Trump probably knows more about medicine and viruses than any scientist at the NIH and CDC

International Fact Checks

Claim by Twitter and Facebook: Video shows reciting Namaaz and Quran can only be the treatment of pandemic COVID-19.

Claim by CNN, Fox News and other media reports: US based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued facial hair recommendations for novel Coronavirus prevention.

Claim by Multiple sources: This is a Syrian boy sleeping between his parents’ graves

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