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 by Donald Trump: “As soon as I endorsed (Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly), the Wisconsin Democrats said, let’s move the election to two months later.”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire
|Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims that two of China’s most populous cities, Beijing and Shanghai, have not documented any cases of COVID-19.
Check Your Fact rating: False
|Claim by John Bel Edwards: Says of the coronavirus threat, “there was not a single suggestion by anyone, a doctor, a scientist, a political figure, that we needed to cancel Mardi Gras.”
Politifact rating: True
|Claim via Social Media: Social media users are circulating posts that claim House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s daughter sits on the Kennedy Center board.
Reuters Fact Check rating: False
|Claim by The Independent: “The ozone layer is healing”
Climate Feedback rating: Mostly Accurate
|(International) Claim: Multiple social media posts, including many on Facebook (here, here here), claim that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused an offer of 50,000 ventilators from the European Union.
Reuters Fact Check (UK) rating: False
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