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


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 Tucker Carlson: “The (corona)virus just isn’t nearly as deadly as we thought it was.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Tucker Carlson says coronavirus isn’t as deadly as we thought. Experts disagree

Claim by Press Secretary McENANY: “I’ve seen a whole lot of scant information about Michael Flynn, when there was a whole lot of speculation about ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ culminating in … the complete and total exoneration of President Trump.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Biden ‘apology,’ virus test myths

Claim via Social Media: A viral Facebook post claims President Donald Trump said, “Immigrants, not Americans, must adapt… Take it or leave it.”

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim via Viral Image: “This is Tara Reade” in a photo with Joe Biden.

Politifact rating: False

No, this isn’t a photo of Joe Biden and Tara Reade

Claim by Donald Trump: Biden called his travel restrictions on China xenophobic: “Biden has written a letter of apology.” … “He actually apologized (and said) I made the right move.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Biden ‘apology,’ virus test myths

(International: UK) Claim: Covid-19 vaccine by Oxford university a success, 72 people ‘cured’

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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