The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/06/2020

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 posts: Nurses submitting coronavirus tests say they all are coming back positive.

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking claims about nurses getting nothing but false-positive COVID-19 tests

Claim: Former first lady Michelle Obama earned her Ph.D. in law since leaving the White House in 2016

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact Check: No, former first lady Michelle Obama has not earned her Ph.D. in law

Claim by Ron DeSantis: “I would do press events in May, I would never be asked about coronavirus.”

PolitiFact rating: False

DeSantis falsely claims he was never asked about COVID-1

Claim via Social Media: Hospital laboratories falsify positive COVID-19 results

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

Internet memes based on hearsay claim that hospital laboratories falsify COVID-19 tests to inflate numbers without evidence

Claim by Rick Scott: Says “Joe Biden supported the Castro regime and meeting with Maduro.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Scott’s misleading attack on Biden about Castro, Maduro

(International: Nigeria) Claim: ‘Nigeria has risen by 25 places on the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking, from 146th to 131st.’

Africa Check rating: Incorrect

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/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience

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