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 Washington News Press: Greta Thunberg “going on hunger strike until Trump is removed.”
Politifact rating: False
No, Greta Thunberg isn’t protesting Trump with a hunger strike
|Claim by Social media posts: Former Rep. Trey Gowdy wrote a viral post claiming the COVID-19 pandemic was planned and it “all seems rather convenient for the nations and opponents of our current President and economy 5 months before an election.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
|Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims the governors of New York, Nevada and Michigan have “issued orders banning the prescription of hydroxychloroquine to patients with COVID-19.”
Check Your Fact rating: False
FACT CHECK: HAVE NEW YORK, NEVADA AND MICHIGAN BANNED HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS?
|Claim by Facebook posts:“New York Times editor admits Biden sexual assault story was censored at behest of Biden campaign.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
Claim that New York Times ‘censored’ Joe Biden sex assault story is wrong
|Claim via Social Media: Is the rate of coronavirus-related deaths being reported out of New York City 200 times higher than the death rates of the world’s largest 10 cities?
Fact Check: COVID-19 Death Rate In NYC Is NOT 200 Times Higher Than World’s 10 Largest Cities
|(International: UK) Claim: A video posted to Facebook that has been viewed over 33,000 times suggests that it shows police in a British street arresting people holding a party during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Reuters Fact Check rating: False
False claim: Video shows police responding to lockdown street party in the UK
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