The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/09/2020

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 Chris Kapenga: Says it’s illegal to hold an absentee-only election or mail ballots to every registered voter

Politifact rating: True

Yes, it’s illegal to hold an election by mail in Wisconsin

Claim by Jimmy Kimmel: Did Vice President Mike Pence deliver empty boxes of PPE to a hospital as a publicity stunt?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Mike Pence Did Not Deliver Empty Boxes Of PPE To A Hospital As Seen In Jimmy Kimmel Video

Claim by Kirsten Gillibrand: “Immigrants make up a majority of essential workers in places like New York City.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Do immigrants make up a majority of essential workers in New York City?

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims people in Pennsylvania that do not wear face masks in public face a $500 fine and up to six months in jail.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Dan Forest: “We’ve still had more deaths to the flu this year than we’ve had COVID-19.”

Politifact rating: False

No, the flu hasn’t killed more people than coronavirus

(International: Pakistan) Claim: Pakistani hospital uses COVID-19 isolation ward to treat non-related ailments

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.

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

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