The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/03/2020

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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 Facebook posts: “Trump and McConnell are blocking stimulus checks for Americans married to immigrants.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Claim about stimulus check eligibility for Americans married to immigrants missing context

Claim via Social Media: An article has been circulating on Facebook linked to a website called NewsRapter that claims that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., “team up to ban the pledge of allegiance.”

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact Check: Reps. Omar and Ocasio-Cortez are not trying to ban Pledge of Allegiance

Claim: Politicians receive full-pay retirement benefits even after serving only one term.

AP Fact Check rating: False

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Claim by Donald Trump: “We had a ventilator problem that was caused by the fact that we weren’t left ventilators by a previous administration.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump Wrong About Ventilators

The Claim: Sen. Warren recently voted to give herself a raise

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact Check: Sen. Elizabeth Warren did not ‘just vote’ to raise her own salary

(International: New Zealand) Claim: New Zealanders flock to learn Islamic ablution

AFP Fact Check 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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