The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/08/2020

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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 Joe Biden: “I did not” help to write a 2005 bankruptcy law, but worked to improve the bill because a Republican president was expected to sign it.

FactCheck.org rating: Spins the Facts

FactChecking the March Democratic Debate

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims Democratic lawmakers attempted to put a provision banning the Pledge of Allegiance in one of the coronavirus relief bills.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID DEMOCRATS TRY TO PUT A BAN ON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE INTO A CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL?

Claim by Donald Trump: The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s revised model projecting 134,000 COVID-19 deaths by August “assumes no mitigation.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump Falsely Claims COVID-19 Death Projection Assumes ‘No Mitigation’

Claim by the Lincoln Project: “Trump bailed out Wall Street, but not Main Street.”

Politifact rating: False

Lincoln Project’s “Mourning in America” ad critical of Trump misleads on bailouts

Claim by Laura Ingraham: “There was no real scientific basis for believing that” social distancing would be necessary, “since it had never been studied.”

Politifact rating: False

Laura Ingraham wrong about ‘no real scientific basis’ for social distancing

(International: Australia) Claim: A Facebook post is claiming “hidden” rules could allow workplaces and supermarkets to bar people who haven’t installed the Australian government’s COVIDSafe app on their phone.

Australian Associated Press 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.

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political

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