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 President Trump make the nonsensical statement, “People are dying who have never died before,” during a White House briefing updating the country on the state of his administration’s response to the coronavirus?
Lead Stories rating: False
Fact Check: Trump Did NOT Say ‘People Are Dying Who Have Never Died Before’
|Claim by Facebook post: “Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t release 8.5 billion for Coronavirus without abortion funding, so Trump went around her to declare a National Emergency and got 50 billion.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
False Claim That Pelosi Withheld Coronavirus Funds Over Abortion
|Claim by Bloggers: Says the New York Times exposed the “real reason behind coronavirus hype: Crash the market to harm Trump’s re-election chances.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
Blog pushes conspiracy that coronavirus was invented to hurt Trump’s reelection bid
|Online Claim: Online posts claim Amazon will be suspending shipment for items it considers non-essential to its warehouses.
Reuter Fact Check rating: True
True claim: Amazon temporarily disables shipment of non-essential items to its warehouses
|Claim by Sean Hannity: “Now, as it stands, our health care system has adequate ventilators, ICU beds, medical professionals.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
Hannity wrong that health care system is ready as is for coronavirus
International Fact Checks
Claim by Social media posts: Residents should stay at home at night as overnment is going to spray medicine to kill Coronavirus
BOOM rating: False
Claim by Multiple sources: Coronavirus already existed because vaccine for animal coronavirus exists
AFP Fact Check rating: False
Claim by A Facebook user: Two Facebook posts implicating Hollywood identities Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey and Harvey Weinstein in a conspiracy regarding COVID-19.
Australian Associated Press rating:
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