The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/24/2020

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 Joe Biden: “Until this week, they [OSHA] weren’t even enforcing these guidelines [for coronavirus]. Still today, OSHA is not specifying which rules employees must follow or how to keep their workers safe and healthy.”

Politifact rating: True

Joe Biden says Trump admin isn’t doing enough to protect workers from COVID-19

Claim by I love CO2: “Human additions of CO2 are in the margin of error of current measurements and the gradual increase in CO2 is mainly from oceans degassing as the planet slowly emerges from the last ice age.”

Climate Feedback rating: Incorrect

Human activities have dramatically increased atmospheric CO2 levels, causing imbalances in the global carbon cycle

Claim via Social Media: Will American taxpayers save $57.4 billion annually after President Trump “banned illegal immigrants from using welfare?”

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: American Taxpayers Will NOT Save $57.4 Billion Yearly After Trump ‘Banned Welfare For Illegal Immigrants’

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims President Donald Trump’s campaign website sells red “Make America Great Again” face masks.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by OAN: Is it true that all non-emergent or so-called elective surgeries are banned due to the lockdowns put in place to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus?

Lead Stories rating: Mostly False

Fact Check: NOT All Elective or Non-Emergency Surgeries Banned In The US; Exceptions for Medical Reasons Allowed In Most States

(International: Italy) Claim: ‘Allahu Akbar’ chanted in Italy due to COVID-19 pandemic.

AFP Fact Check rating: False

This video shows a rally in Hamburg — it has circulated online since at least January 2020

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