The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/09/2020

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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

Trump claims his judicial endorsement caused Tony Evers to attempt election delay. It didn’t

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

FACT CHECK: VIRAL IMAGE CLAIMS BEIJING AND SHANGHAI HAVEN’T HAD ANY CORONAVIRUS CASES

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

Louisiana governor is right, there was no suggestion Mardi Gras had to be canceled

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

False claim: Nancy Pelosi’s daughter is on the Kennedy Center board

Claim by The Independent: “The ozone layer is healing”

Climate Feedback rating: Mostly Accurate

The Antarctic ozone layer is recovering, but The Independent claim fails to grasp significance of study it relies on

(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

False claim: Boris Johnson refused offer of 50,000 ventilators from the European Union

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.

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3 Comments on The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/09/2020

  1. I shall read your site with a healthy sceptiscism:)

  2. Media Bias Fact Check // April 11, 2020 at 1:54 pm //

    As you should with any website. Check for facts and evidence.

  3. 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

    False claim: Nancy Pelosi’s daughter is on the Kennedy Center board

    Read your own post??? Now fact fix it. It should say (False Claim: The claim is inaccurate None of the four daughters appear listed on the Kennedy Center’s Board of Trustee appointed members, advisors, honorary or emeritus members that are publicly published here .)

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