The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/30/2020

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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 via Social Media: Multiple posts from UK Facebook users claim that parents will be completely separated from their children in cases where a child has become infected with coronavirus.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

False claim: Children in the UK with coronavirus will be taken to hospital alone

Claim by Viral image: A military Humvee labeled “COVID-19 quarantine team” was on Interstate 696 in Michigan.

PolitiFact rating: False

No, the military doesn’t have COVID-19 quarantine team Humvees in Michigan

CLAIM: If a child gets the new coronavirus and needs to be hospitalized, they will be separated from their parents and the parents will not have the chance to see them again.

AP Fact Check rating: False

NOT REAL NEWS: Debunking yet more false coronavirus content

Claim by Instagram posts: “Putin has stated: Russian citizens (have) 2 options: Stay home for 15 days or in jail for 5 years.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Putin didn’t threaten jail time for coronavirus lockdown violators

Claim by Trump: “In Canada we do have troops along the border.” — news briefing Thursday.

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus

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Claim by SOCIAL MEDIA POST: While a person named ‘Anurag Mishra’ is involved in Jafrabad gun shootings on February 24th, some propagandists are sharing that the shooter name is ‘Sharukh’

Claim by Multiple sources: These photographs show the coffins of coronavirus victims

Claim by Joshila Manish: Fake ABP news bulletin to claim Modi shutting down internet

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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