The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/11/2020

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 by Ron DeSantis: “This particular pandemic is one where I don’t think nationwide, there’s been a single fatality under 25.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Florida governor falsely claims novel coronavirus hasn’t killed anyone under 25 in the US

Claim: Users on social media are sharing posts claiming that President Donald Trump has donated his quarterly salary to combat the spread of the new coronavirus while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked for a salary raise ( here , here ).

AP Fact Check claim: False

False claim: Pelosi asked for a salary raise while Trump donated his pay

Claim by Donald Trump: “Judicial Watch settled where they agreed that a million people should not have voted, where they were 115 years old and lots of things, and people were voting in their place.” rating: False

Trump’s Latest Voter Fraud Misinformation

Claim by Trump: “Mail ballots — they cheat. OK? People cheat. Mail ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country because they’re cheaters. They go and collect them. They’re fraudulent in many cases.” — briefing Tuesday.

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews truth on lending aid, virus risk

Claim via Instagram: Says “Bill Gates and other globalists, in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies, are reportedly working to push tracking bracelets and ‘invisible tattoos’ to monitor Americans during an impending lockdown.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Post about Bill Gates’ work on vaccine tracking distorts research, timeline

(International) Claim: A new law to speed up the installation of 5G technology was quietly passed on March 23.

Full Fact (UK) rating: FalseThe 5G And Beyond Act is not a British law

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