The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/28/2020


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 Did Elisa Granato, a volunteer in the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial, die just two days after receiving the experimental injection?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: First Volunteer In UK Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Has NOT Died

Claim by Donald Trump: “We have now Tested more than 5 Million People. That is more than any other country in the World, and even more than all major countries combined!”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s errant virus theories, testing boast

Claim by Facebook posts: Says Bill O’Reilly wrote a post claiming that the coronavirus was created as a bioweapon by the Chinese government.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Bill O’Reilly didn’t claim that COVID-19 is a bioweapon created by China

Claim by Donald Trump: Italy was “hit hard” by the coronavirus pandemic because “a lot of the people that didn’t come in here went to Italy” when the U.S. imposed travel restrictions on China. rating: No Evidence

Trump’s Confusing Claim on Italy and Travel Restrictions

Claim via Social Media: Did Republican Vice President Mike Pence recently stand with GOP Congressional members waving a Confederate flag, proving he is racist?

Lead Stories: False

Fact Check: VP Mike Pence Did NOT Pose With GOP House Members Waving A Confederate Flag

(International: Japan) Claim: Nobel Laureate Tasuku Honjo said coronavirus is man-made

BOOM rating: False

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by the IFCN. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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