The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/14/2020

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 One America News: “The mainstream media pretended there was a deadly surge in COVID cases thanks to Wisconsinites voting.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

No, the media did not “pretend there was a deadly surge in COVID cases” after Wisconsin election

Claim by Business Insider: 3 billion people could live in much warmer temperatures by 2070

Climate Feedback rating: High Scientific Credibility

Article in Business Insider accurately describes results from a study estimating up to 3 billion people could live in much warmer temperatures by 2070

Claim by Chris Murphy: Says President Donald Trump implemented “a travel ban that just didn’t work, 400,000 people got in from those countries that were subject to the restrictions.”

Politifact rating: False

Sen. Chris Murphy overstates travel from China after Trump restrictions

Claim via Viral Video: Did police violently force a family from their home in handcuffs because they were in violation of House Resolution 6666?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Video Of Police ‘Forcing A Family’ Out Of Home In Handcuffs NOT Tied to COVID-19 Or HR 6666

Claim by Cal Cunningham: “Mitch McConnell said he wanted states to go bankrupt instead of the federal government providing relief. Today, Thom Tillis agreed.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

NC Democrat misrepresents Tillis position on aid for states

(International: South Africa) Claim: A post shared on Facebook claims white South Africans have been banned from receiving government aid during the coronavirus pandemic.

Check Your Fact rating: False


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

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