The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/26/2020

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 Bloggers: You can get a free $100 Lowe’s coupon by answering a few questions.

PolitiFact rating: False

No such thing as a free Lowe’s coupon for answering some questions

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims Republican Florida Rep. Ted Yoho said that black Americans should only get three-fifths of a vote.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Collective Evolution: “Aluminum in vaccines causes neurological damage including autism”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

Vaccines do not cause neurological damage, aluminum levels in vaccines are safe

Claim by Gateway Pundit: Did New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reject a recommendation for his state to buy 16,000 ventilators in 2015 in preparation for a pandemic?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NY Gov. Cuomo Did NOT Reject Buying Recommended 16,000 Ventilators In 2015 for Pandemic

Claim by Facebook posts: “U.S. deaths since 1/22 (2020): COVID-19: 27, flu, 4,700; abortion: 118,000.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Post compares number of abortions to COVID-19, flu deaths using flawed numbers

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Kenya and Uganda told landlords to stop collecting rent due to the novel coronavirus

Claim by Sosyal Medya: CLAIM: They try to spread the new coronavirus (Covid-19) through Coca Cola.

Claim by A Facebook user: Italy is highlighted in a social media post to emphasise the importance of staying home during coronavirus by using a photo of multiple coffins to reinforce the message.

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