The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/10/2020

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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 Donald Trump: “You could fly out of Wuhan where the primary problem was … and you could go to different parts of the world, but you couldn’t go [from Wuhan] to Beijing and you couldn’t go to any place in China.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump’s Flawed China Travel Conspiracy

Claim by Just The News: Virginia’s new method for testing for coronavirus may significantly delay the state’s reopening

USA Today Fact Check rating: No evidence

Fact check: No evidence Virginia’s testing methodology may significantly delay reopening

Claim by Nancy Pelosi: Illinois “got into fiscal problems because of a Republican governor who was governor there” before Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Pelosi exaggerates former Republican governor’s role in Illinois’ fiscal distress

Claim via Social Media: Social media users have been sharing an image online that claims the popular music festival Woodstock, which took place in August 1969, happened in the middle of a pandemic.

Reuters Fact Check rating: True

True claim: Woodstock took place in the middle of a pandemic

Claim by Warren Daniel: North Carolina’s health department is “telling hospitals that if they decide to do elective surgeries, they won’t be eligible to receive (protective equipment) from the state.”

Politifact rating: False

No evidence that Mandy Cohen threatened to withhold PPE from NC hospitals

(International: Philippines) Claim: Risa Hontiveros stole P1.7 billion from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation

Vera Files 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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