The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/26/2020

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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 via Social Media: Hospitals get paid $750 for patients who die from the flu, $17,500 for COVID-19.

Politifact rating: False

No, there aren’t set amounts hospitals are paid for deaths from flu vs COVID-19

Claim via Social Media: H.R. 5717 would implement a 30% tax on all gun sales and 50% tax on all ammunition sales

USA Today Fact Check rating: True

Fact check: Democrat’s bill would increase taxes on firearms and ammunition

Claim by Donald Trump: The novel coronavirus “is going to go away without a vaccine.”

FactCheck.org rating: Not Based in Science

Trump Baselessly Claims Coronavirus Will ‘Go Away’ Without Vaccine

Claim via Social Media: Is the U.S. survival rate for COVID-19 cases 99.983 percent?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: U.S. Survival Rate From COVID-19 Is NOT 99.983 Percent

Claim via Social Media: Social media users have been sharing an image online that shows a cover of TIME magazine featuring President Donald J. Trump, with the text “TIME … to go”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

False claim: TIME magazine cover featuring President Trump reads “Time to go”

(International: India) Claim: Pro-Pakistan slogans shouted at a railway station in Mumbai, India

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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