The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 04/30/2020

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 Judicial Watch: Did Tom Fitton, president of the conservative group Judicial Watch, win a legal battle, proving 1 million illegal votes were cast in the in the 2018 elections in California?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NO Evidence Judicial Watch Proved 1 Million Illegal Votes In 2018

Claim via Social Media: The death rate of the new coronavirus is 0.004 percent

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

False claim: The death rate of the new coronavirus is 0.004 percent

Claim by Andrew Cuomo: “Some states, like Montana and Nebraska, are getting more than $300,000 in federal stimulus money per reported COVID-19 case. New York is the hardest-hit state and yet we are getting only about $12,000 per case.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

What Gov. Cuomo got right about disparity between states in COVID-19 funding

Claim by Various websites: House Speaker Nancy “Pelosi Promises to Resign if Trump is Re-Elected” rating: False

Pelosi Hasn’t Promised to Resign if Trump is Reelected

Claim by Facebook posts: The government must have planned the coronavirus pandemic because the coronavirus relief bill had been introduced three years earlier.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Early date on CARES Act is due to a legislative quirk, not a plot

(International: Kenya) Claim by The Standard newspaper: In Kenya, chances of women living to more than 100 years are almost three times that of men.

Africa Check rating: Incorrect


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