The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/20/2020

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 National Rifle Association: Says “Joe Biden wants to ban 9mm pistols.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Joe Biden doesn’t want to ban 9 millimeter pistols

Claim by the Gateway Pundit: Did the World Health Organization’s director-general overstate the COVID-19 fatality rate when he said that it was many times that of the seasonal flu?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Evidence Does NOT Show The WHO Director-General Overstated COVID-19 Fatality Rate

Claim by Donald Trump: “I’ve always known this is a real, this is a pandemic. I’ve felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump says he always felt coronavirus was a pandemic. He didn’t talk that way

Claim by Ron Paul: Says Anthony Fauci’s statement that the coronavirus death rate is 10 times that of the seasonal flu is “a claim without any scientific basis.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Ron Paul wrong to say no basis for coronavirus death rate

Claim by Facebook posts: “George Soros owns the WuXi PHARMA LAB located in Wuhan, China where COVID-19 was developed and conveniently Broke Out.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Conspiracy theory falsely connects George Soros to COVID-19

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Claim by Multiple sources: Ugandan president postpones elections over coronavirus threat?

Claim by Sosyal Medya: CLAIM: The informative message about the Covid-19 on social media belongs to UNICEF.

Claim by Daijiworld Television: Audio clip claims Dr Devi Shetty said “everybody who has the coronavirus or is suspected of it should not go to get tested.”

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1 Comment on "The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/20/2020"

  1. Wallace Tucker | April 15, 2020 at 9:37 pm |

    So you claim to be a biased source, yet all your comments on weather the the statement is true or false, you commented “pants on fire” on the Trump comment……. Just letting you know your liberal left agenda is showing. You may want to cover that up before YOU start slinging garbage. You are part of the problem.


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