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 Tom McClintock: “The flu killed 80,000 Americans last year according to the CDC.”
Politifact rating: Mostly False
Tom McClintock Claimed ‘The Flu Killed 80,000 Americans Last Year.’ Here’s Why That’s Misleading.
|Claim by Donald Trump: Campaign TV ad suggests CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta agreed 2 million people would have died from the novel coronavirus were it not for President Donald Trump’s China travel restrictions.
FactCheck.org rating: False
|Claim by One News Now: Dr. Anthony Fauci “has known for 15 years that chloroquine and … hydroxychloroquine will not only treat a current case of coronavirus but prevent future cases.”
Politifact rating: False
Don’t fall for conspiracy about Dr. Anthony Fauci, hydroxychloroquine
|Claim by Donald Trump: “It [AIDS] was a death certificate. And then, all of a sudden, they came up with some kind of — and now we have — we will be AIDS-free within eight years. We started 10 years. Should have started in the previous administration. They did nothing.”
Washington Post rating: False
Analysis | Fact-checking Trump’s knocks at Obama in his Fox town hall
|Claim by Nate McMurray: Congressional candidate Chris Jacobs “voted against paid leave for COVID-19.”
Politifact rating: Mostly True
Nate McMurray on target with tweet about Chris Jacobs’ sick leave vote
|(International: Sri Lanka) Claim: Pictures show air pollution reduction in Colombo during COVID-19 curfew
AFP Fact Check rating: False
These photos show the Philippine capital Manila, not Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo
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