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 COVID-19 remains in the air for eight hours and that everyone is now required to wear masks “everywhere.”
Politifact Rating: False
|Claim by Trump: “The problem is when something like this comes along, which you don’t expect. Look, 1917, it’s a long time ago, perhaps 100 million people died. It’s a long time ago, so people don’t think it’s going to happen.”
AP Fact Check rating: False
|Claim via Social Media: “The flu shot causes false positive results on COVID-19 tests”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate
|Claim via Social Media: Is India suing Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates because he vaccinated 77,000 girls, many of whom died?
Lead Stories rating: False
|Claim via Social Media: “In Chicago, Covid-19 actually LOWERED the death rate.”
Politifact rating: False
|(International) Claim: A Facebook post shared thousands of times claims seven children died in Senegal after being given a COVID-19 vaccine.
AFP Fact Check (France) rating: False
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