The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/15/2020

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 KLA News: Did Muslims in Manchester, England, demand that locals not walk dogs in public since it is a violation of Sharia and “disrespects” them?

Lead Stories Rating: False

Fact Check: Muslims Did NOT Demand Locals Not Walk Dogs In Public, Saying It Was A Violation Of Sharia And “Disrespects” Them

Claim by Donald Trump: “During the 2009 swine flu outbreak, Biden made reckless comments unsupported by science & the experts. The Obama Admin had to clean up his mess & apologize for his ineptitude.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Fact-checking Trump campaign claim on Biden’s 2009 swine flu comments

Claim by Donald Trump: “We’ll have 500 miles [of the Southern border fence] built by very early next year, some time, so, one of the reasons the numbers are so good. We will do everything in our power to keep the infection and those carrying the infection from entering our country. We have no choice. …

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Analysis | Trump’s wobbly claim that his wall could stop the coronavirus

Claim via Social Media: An image circulating on social media makes the claim that Joe Biden was pictured with the “Grand Wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan, a white-supremacist organization.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

False claim: Joe Biden pictured with “Grand Wizard” of Ku Klux Klan

Claim by Bloggers: “ICE arrests LA mayor for harboring fugitives through sanctuary city.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, ICE didn’t arrest the mayor of Los Angeles

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Monkeys invade Pretoria hospital ward

Claim by Social Media pages: Images of human skulls, bones and skeletons show a church built with the bones of murdered Muslims in Spain.

Claim by Multiple sources: Costco bath tissue recall

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