The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/01/2020

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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 Donald Trump: Claimed Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was saying in late February of the coronavirus: “This is no problem. This is going to blow — this is going to blow over.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump Misquotes Fauci on Coronavirus Threat

Claim via Social Media: A viral Facebook post claims the Minnesota government is allowing mosques to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic, while churches are closed.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: NO, MINNESOTA IS NOT ALLOWING MOSQUES TO STAY OPEN WHILE CHURCHES MUST STAY CLOSED

Claim by Jamie Nadler: “Small trials” to test convalescent plasma therapy for coronavirus patients “seem to have had some degree of success.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Convalescent plasma therapy showing promise against COVID-19

Claim by Donald Trump: “We’ve tested more than every country combined,” referring to COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump’s COVID-19 Testing Claim Is Way Off

Claim Via Viral Meme: “CNN published more than 700 stories on allegations against [Supreme Court Justice Brett] Kavanaugh. They haven’t published a single one on Biden’s accuser.”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

False Claim: CNN hasn’t published a single story on Tara Reade’s accusations against Joe Biden

(International: North Korea) Claim: This video is from Kim Jong-uns funeral.

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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