The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/09/2020

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 the OffGuardian: “COVID19 PCR tests are scientifically meaningless.”

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

COVID-19 tests are not ‘scientifically meaningless’

Claim by the Alex Jones Show: Were Texas and other states ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization to fraudulently increase by 15-fold the tally of COVID-19 cases?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: States Were NOT Ordered To Fraudulently Inflate COVID-19 Cases 15 Times Actual Rate

Claim by Social media posts: “The ‘biological’ lab in Wuhan where the COVID-19 virus was created was ‘funded’ by President Barak Hussein Obama in 2015 to the tune of $3,800,000 American dollars.” rating: False

Facebook Post Repeats Flawed Claim on Wuhan Lab Funding

Claim via Social Media: “There’s a ‘spike’ in [COVID-19] cases because there’s a spike in testing.”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

The June 2020 spike in U.S. COVID-19 cases indicates a rising percentage of infections and is not simply an artifact of more testing

Claim via Social Media: An Instagram post claims President Donald Trump tweeted, “My staff is telling me there’s a huge movement to add me to Mt. Rushmor (sic).”

Check Your Fact rating: False


(International: Australia) Claim: Julia Gillard asked Muslims to leave the country if they wanted to live under Islamic sharia law, that she supported the monitoring of mosques by spy agencies, and that she said it was up to immigrants, not Australians, to adapt.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Anti-immigration remarks wrongly attributed to former Australian PM Julia Gillard

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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