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: “Sweden has zero lockdown” and “is in no worse shape than Denmark or Norway,” which are in lockdown.
Politifact rating: Mostly False
Sweden, mostly open, has higher COVID-19 death rate than Denmark
|Claim via Social Media: Did the media dupe the public by saying coronovirus killed the same man twice?
Lead Stories rating: False
Fact Check: The Media And COVID-19 Did NOT Kill The Same Man Twice
|Claim by Zone News: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared Trump to Jesus, calling both “con artists.”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t call Jesus and Trump ‘con artists.’ A satire site made it up
|Claim by Social media posts: “A new Pentagon study shows that people who had a flu shot are 36% more likely to get COVID-19.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
|Claim via Social Media: A viral Facebook post claims Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is “advocating for church gatherings to never return.”
Check Your Fact rating: False
FACT CHECK: IS BILL GATES ‘ADVOCATING FOR CHURCH GATHERINGS TO NEVER RETURN’?
|(International: China) Claim: Chinese military vehicles filmed at China-North Korea border city of Dandong
AFP Fact Check rating: False
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