The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/20/2020

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 Facebook post: “Pelosi’s new coronavirus bill allows illegals to receive billions in relief funds in past, current, and future payments.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

House coronavirus bill would aid immigrants, relatives cut out of previous aid package

Claim by Prager U: The polar bear population has been growing. Polar bears are thriving even where sea ice is diminishing.

Climate Feedback rating: Incorrect

The global polar bear population is threatened by loss of sea ice, contrary to PragerU’s video claim

Claim via Social Media: “Gov. Wolf is not allowing companies that distribute U.S. flags to ship out orders to be placed at veteran’s graves for Memorial Day.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Yes, Pennsylvania’s governor blocked a company that makes American flags from operating during the pandemic

Claim by Rand Paul: “But it should be and is illegal to listen to an American’s conversation. And it’s even worse if you’re listening to an American who just happens to be your political opponent from the opposite party.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP falsehoods on Flynn, Biden, virus

Claim via viral video: Did Wuhan, China, go back on lockdown amid a second wave of new COVID-19 cases?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Wuhan, China, NOT Back On Lockdown With ‘2nd Wave’ of COVID-19 Cases

(International: India) Claim: Nurses in an Indian hospital resigned due to misbehaviour by Muslims during COVID-19 quarantine

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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