The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/19/2020

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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 via Social Media: Are hospitals compensated 15% more for COVID-19 patients under the stimulus package — and, with that financial incentive, are New York City hospitals inflating their coronavirus numbers?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Some Hospitals Compensated For COVID-19 Patients Under Stimulus, But NO Evidence NYC Hospitals Inflating Coronavirus Numbers

Claim by CFact: “They tell us that we are the primary forces controlling earth temperatures by the burning of fossil fuels and releasing their carbon dioxide. I hope my readers can recognize the absurdity of their claims. … increasing sunspots are linked to increases in earth temperature”

Climate Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Human-induced increases in greenhouse gases are the primary driver of global warming, contrary to claims in CFACT article

Claim by Trump: The United States has achieved a significant lower mortality rate than almost all other countries.

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump’s Inaccurate COVID-19 Death Rate Comparison

Claim:“Africans living in China now being forced to sleep outside in the cold” as “Chinese nationals blame them for the rising number of new coronavirus cases in the country.”

Politifact rating: True

Yes, Africans are being evicted in China amid fear of second COVID-19 wave

Claim by Trump: “Crazy Nancy Pelosi” had deleted a video from Twitter of her visit to Chinatown. “She wanted everyone to pack into Chinatown long after I closed the BORDER TO CHINA,” Trump said.

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump’s False Claims about Pelosi and Chinatown

(International) Claim: Image of migrants stranded in Gujarat during the nationwide lockdown

Alt News (Malaysia) rating: False
Old, unrelated image from Malaysia shared as migrants stranded in Gujarat due to lockdown

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1 Comment on The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/19/2020

  1. Just because Nancy Pelosi didn’t personally take down a video of herself encouraging people to attend the street party in China town, doesn’t mean, she didn’t do it. You implied she didn’t by not fully explaining tour claim!

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