The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/28/2020

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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 Facebook posts: Says truck drivers are being turned away from fast-food restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Some fast-food chains turn away truckers at drive-thru windows. One has offered a solution

Claim: Are Democrats in Congress trying to push through a $25 million overall raise for themselves as part of the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 and economic stimulus package?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Congress Did NOT Include A Raise of $25 Million For Themselves In Stimulus

Claim by Donald Trump: “We had other administrations, not just the last one, they built up a platform, they built up a test but the test was no good. It didn’t handle large numbers of people.”

Washington Post rating: False

Trump’s faux facts on Fox News – The

Claim by Facebook: Says Gov. Tony Evers is “pushing firearm confiscation orders”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Gov. Tony Evers is not pushing gun confiscation. Old claim was wrong then, is ridiculous now

Claim: Does getting a flu shot increase your chances of contracting the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, by 36%?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: The Flu Shot Does NOT Increase Risk Of Contracting COVID-19 By 36%

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Claim by Multiple sources: Picture shows those deceased from COVID-19 in Italy
Claim by Social media users: Delhi government set up website to issue e-pass for travel during curfew

Claim by Multiple sources: Picture shows COVID-19 vaccine developed by American scientists

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by the IFCN. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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