The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/27/2020

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: Video caught an exchange between Fox News and New York Times journalists revealing they believe COVID-19 was a “hoax.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

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Claim via Social Media: An article shared on Facebook claims former first lady Michelle Obama called President Donald Trump the “dumbest president in United States history.”

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim via Social Media: A viral post on social media makes the claim that in Nigeria, citizens are burning Chinese-owned shops in response to cases of harassment and discrimination of African citizens in China

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

False claim: Nigerians burn Chinese stores in response to cases of discrimination of Africans in China

Claim by Facebook posts: A banner with a swastika, “Trump” and “Pence” is from a Michigan coronavirus protest.

PolitiFact rating: False

Trump-swastika-Pence banner photo is not from a COVID-19 protest

Claim via Social Media: Did Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the Coronavirus Reponse team in the Trump administration, “let it slip” that the lack of COVID-19 testing was because it wasn’t profitable enough for private labs?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Dr. Birx Did NOT Say Lack Of COVID-19 Testing Was Because It Was Not Profitable For Private Labs

(International: India) Claim: Viral outbreaks are spread by new telecommunication technologies.

BOOM rating: False


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