The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/13/2020

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 TRUMP: “Earlier this week, I met with the leaders of (the) health insurance industry, who have agreed to waive all co-payments for coronavirus treatments, extend insurance coverage to these treatments, and to prevent surprise medical billing.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is wrong about insurers and coronavirus

Claim by Republican National Committee: “Biden supports a federal ‘assault weapon’ ban. Bernie supports a federal ‘assault weapon’ ban.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Is there no policy daylight between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, as RNC says?

Claim: Did Joe Biden, a U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, spar with a Michigan autoworker over the issue of gun control?

Lead Stories rating: True (This was mistakenly labeled false)

Fact Check: Overview Of Claims Made During Biden’s Argument With Michigan Autoworker Over Guns

Claim by Gae Magnafici: “More people have died from knowing Hillary” than coronavirus.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Legislator’s “joke”: More people died from knowing Hillary Clinton than coronavirus

Claim via Social Media: A viral image on social media asks why seniors have to pay for Medicare and Supplement Insurance while “illegals get it all for free.”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Partly false claim: Seniors must pay for Medicare and supplemental insurance while ‘illegals get it all for free’

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Former Pakistani PM at dinner in London while on medical bail in 2020


Claim by Social media users: Saint Luke’s Hospital of USA says that consuming alcohol can reduce the risk of Covid-19.


Claim by Madhu Purnima Kishwar, Facebook Posts: Video shows training camp in Kashmir where boys are trained to become jihads


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