The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/01/2020

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 via Social Media: Do students in multiple states have to repeat their current grade next year because of the delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Students Do NOT Have To Repeat Their Current Grades Due To Coronavirus

Claim by Donald Trump: “We inherited a broken test” for COVID-19.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump blames past administrations for a flawed COVID-19 test. The test couldn’t have existed earlier

Claim: Does ibuprofen make COVID-19 worse? rating: False

No Evidence to Back COVID-19 Ibuprofen Concerns

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “There are homeless people out there who can’t pay their mortgage.”

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Donald Trump: “I didn’t say that” some of the medical equipment that governors are requesting, they don’t actually need.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Reporter was right: Trump did question governors’ ventilator requests

(International) Claim: Multiple news reports circulating in Nigeria claim that Buckingham Palace has announced Britain’s Queen Elizabeth tested positive for COVID-19

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Buckingham Palace did not say the Queen tested positive for coronavirus

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