The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/02/2020

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: A viral Facebook post shared more than 45,000 times claims one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s daughters sits on the board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by GreenMedInfo: “flu vaccine increases risk of coronavirus infection”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

Claim that flu vaccine increases coronavirus infection is unsupported, misinterprets scientific studies

Claim via Social Media: Videos posted on social media make the claim that state troopers have set up roadway checkpoints at the Florida-Georgia state line.

Reuters Fact Check rating: True

True claim: Roadway checkpoints established at Florida-Georgia state line in response to coronavirus

Claim via Social Media: Did the Kennedy Center give the Democratic National Committee $5 mllion after getting $25 million in relief from the government coronavirus stimulus package?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Kennedy Center Did NOT Give DNC $5M After Getting $25M In Relief From Coronavirus Stimulus

Claim by Donald Trump: “So we have more cases than anybody, but we’re doing really well, and we also have a very low — relative to other countries — very low mortality rate. And there are reasons for that.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s misfires on virus death rates, tests

(International) Claim: Five helicopters are going to spray the air with disinfectant overnight in order to combat the new coronavirus

Full Fact (UK) rating: False

There is no plan to combat the new coronavirus with helicopters spraying disinfectant

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