The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/21/2020

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 Joe Biden: “We had over 44, if I’m not mistaken, people from the CDC in China. … The president brought home the vast majority of them and I think left only four in place.” rating: Exaggerates

Biden Exaggerates CDC Cuts in China

Claim by Natural News: Did Bill Gates admit that 700,000 people will be harmed or killed by his coronavirus vaccines?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Bill Gates Did NOT Admit That 700,000 People Will Be Harmed Or Killed By ‘His’ Coronavirus Vaccines

Claim by Nancy Pelosi: Says President Donald Trump is “morbidly obese.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Donald Trump doesn’t meet the definition of morbidly obese

Claim by the Science Times: “New Evidence Shows Wearing Face Mask Can Help Coronavirus Enter the Brain and Pose More Health Risk, Warn Expert”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

No evidence that using a face mask helps coronavirus enter the brain, contrary to claim by Russell Blaylock

Claim by Donald Trump: Joe Biden’s tax plan would result in “doubling and tripling your taxes.” rating: False

Trump Distorts Biden’s Tax Plan

(International: Canada) Claim: Not wearing a mask in Canada during COVID-19 will lead to a $3,000 fine or jail time

AFP Fact Check 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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