The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/11/2020

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:  Did Donald Trump tweet in 2015 that if the “Dow Joans” were to fall more than 1,000 points in a single day, the president should be shot out of a cannon?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Trump Did Not Tweet About “Dow Joans” Falling More Than 1,000 Points

Claim by Joe Biden: Says Bernie Sanders “voted against the Brady Bill five times for background checks on people.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Did Bernie Sanders vote against the Brady Bill five times?

Claim via Social Media: Multiple accounts on Facebook here here are circulating an image which makes the claim that high tax rates in European countries are behind “free stuff” advocated for by “socialism”

Reuters rating: False

False claim: “free stuff” is funded by these high tax rates in “socialist” European countries

Claim by William Barber: “Every time” the DSCC endorsed someone in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate primary, “and the person they didn’t support was black, the candidate they picked ended up losing.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Rev. Barber slams DSCC for overlooking black candidates in NC Senate primaries

Claim: An image shared on Facebook claims a vaccine against the novel coronavirus has been used on American cattle “for years.”

Check Your Fact rating: False


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Claim by Afriupdate News: People with black skin and African genes are resistant to COVID-19 infection.

Claim by A Facebook user: A Facebook post makes several claims about the Australian Red Cross’ distribution of bushfire donations.

Australian Associated Press rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Indonesia gives citizens free tickets to return home after coronavirus outbreak

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