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

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 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.” 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

Do you appreciate our work? Please consider one of the following ways to sustain us.

MBFC Ad-Free 


MBFC Donation

Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources

Found this insightful? Please consider sharing on your Social Media:

Subscribe With Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to MBFC and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 22.8K other subscribers

Be the first to comment on "The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/10/2020"


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.