The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 03/31/2020

Share:

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: Is Bill Gates behind widespread COVID-19 testing, and does he have ownership in the World Health Organization?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Bill Gates Does NOT Have Access To Your DNA And Does NOT Have Ownership In WHO

Claim by Donald Trump: “I wish they [China] told us three months sooner that this [the coronavirus] was a problem. We didn’t know about it. They knew about it and they should have told us.”

FactCheck.org rating: Exaggerates

Correcting Trump’s Press Conference Misinformation

Claim via Social Media: A post shared on Facebook claims President Donald Trump owns shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific, one of the companies manufacturing equipment for COVID-19 testing.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: IS DONALD TRUMP A STOCKHOLDER IN THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC?

Claim by Turning Point USA: Says Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak “has banned the use of an anti-malaria drug that might help cure coronavirus.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Conservative group’s meme distorts Nevada’s chloroquine restrictions

Claim via Social Media: A post shared on Facebook claims House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced she will halt Social Security payments for two months starting in April.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID NANCY PELOSI ANNOUNCE A 2-MONTH SUSPENSION OF SOCIAL SECURITY STARTING IN APRIL?

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Livestream shows looting in Mexico caused by coronavirus panic

 

Claim by Social Media pages: Image of fully stocked shelf is from 2009 during the Swine Flu epidemic, while panic buying during novel Coronavirus outbreak leaves shelves empty.

 

Claim by Social Media users: Rail freight tanker is stamped with COVID-19.

 

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.

Follow Blog via Email

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Media Bias Fact Check LogoProtecting you from fake news sites since 2015

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

[the_ad id="86448"]