The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/11/2020

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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 Dr. Judy Mikovits: “If you’ve ever had a flu vaccine, you were injected with coronaviruses.”

PolitiFact rating: Inaccurate

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Claim by Before It’s News: Did the U.S. military rescue over 35,000 malnourished, caged children from U.S. tunnels?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Military Did NOT Rescue Over 35,000 ‘Malnourished, Caged Children’ Out of US Tunnels

Claim: A woman who claimed to be in a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a “Dr. Phil” episode in 2019 is Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her.

AP Fact Check rating: False

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Claim by the Progressive Coalition: Shared over 70 thousand times on Facebook, a post in the public group “We Need More Statesmen” claims that the U.S. Italian restaurant chain Olive Garden is funding Trump’s re-election in 2020

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

False claim: Olive Garden is funding Donald Trump’s re-election campaign

Claim by Liberty Council: Under the mayor’s COVID-19 order, Kansas City “churchgoers must register with the government.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

No, churchgoers don’t have to register with the government

(International: India) Claim: World Health Organization is providing free 1GB data

vishvasnews.com 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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