The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/14/2020

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: An image shared on Facebook more than 25,000 times claims former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once said, “If I’m indicted, I’ll take half of DC with me!”

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by TRUMP: “We are cutting massive amounts of red tape to make antiviral therapies available in record time. These treatments will significantly reduce the impact and reach of the virus.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is wrong about insurers and coronavirus

Claim by Republican National Committee: “Biden supports reparations. Bernie supports reparations.”

PolitiFact rating: Both back study only

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

Claim by Did U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claim Hitler held Jews in detention camps for being illegal immigrants

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: AOC Did NOT Claim Illegal Immigrants Were Held In Nazi Detention Camps

Claim by Facebook posts: Says Joe Biden “attacked voters this primary,” saying “damn liar,” “full of s—” and “dog-faced pony soldier.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Yes, Biden did call voters a ‘damn liar,’ a ‘lying dog-faced pony soldier’ and ‘full of s—‘

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Claim by Social Media users, YouTube videos: Image shows the Coronavirus magnified 2, 600 times.


Claim by News NT: Mpumalanga family of three die before testing positive for coronavirus


Claim by Social media users: Billboard with communal message installed in Australia.


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