The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/04/2020

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 Facebook: Mosquitoes can transfer COVID-19 “from person to person”

PolitiFact rating: False

No proof mosquitoes transfer COVID-19 between people

Claim via Social Media: Did Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, Target and Costco “not have any reported cases in the news” of employees contracting the coronavirus and being forced to close, as suggested by a meme shared widely on social media?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: News Outlets DID Report On Coronavirus Cases At Walmart, Amazon, Other Retailers

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a protester holding a sign that mathematically links former President Barack Obama to COVID-19

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim via Social Media: Did the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention make 30,000 COVID-19 deaths disappear “just like that,” proving the American people were lied to as part of some social experiment?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: The CDC Did NOT Simply Make 30,000 COVID-19 Deaths Disappear

Claim via Social Media: Does the claim that Joe Biden doesn’t remember Tara Reade, his accuser on sexual assault allegations, hold up after a supposed photo of him with her emerged from Biden’s years in the Senate?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Joe Biden Did NOT Pose With Accuser Tara Reade As Claimed In Viral Meme

(International: India) Claim: Eating foods with a pH level above that of coronavirus could cure or prevent infection.

BOOM rating: False

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