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: Says the U.S. is developing an “antivirus” that includes a chip to track your movement.
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire
|Claim: The Obama administration used and did not replenish the nation’s emergency stockpile of medical supplies, including N95 masks
USA Today Fact Check rating: True
|Claim by Jesse Watters: “We were slow with the testing, but very quick with the travel ban. And that’s been much more critical in saving lives.”
Politifact rating: False
|Claim via YouTube Video: Is 5G technology forcibly being installed in U.S. schools while people are following stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders put in place by federal, state and local governments to slow the spread of COVID-19?
Lead Stories rating: False
|Claim by Dan Patrick: Says for the coronavirus, “the death rate in Texas, per capita of 29 million people, we’re one of the lowest in the country.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True
|(International) Claim: A video shows overcrowding in St Mary’s Hospital, London and Covid-19 patients lying on the floor in corridors.
Full Fact (UK) rating: False
This video supposedly showing Covid-19 patients at St Mary’s Hospital, London was actually filmed in Madrid
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