The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/10/2020

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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 by Facebook post: Says Democratic leaders aren’t wearing masks or social distancing in private

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Claim that Democratic leaders aren’t using masks based on old picture

The Claim: A case of bubonic plague was reported in northern China.

USA Today Fact Check rating: True

Fact check: Bubonic plague case found in Inner Mongolia, China

Claim by Facebook post: “Dr. Fauci: No reason to be wearing a mask.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Video shows outdated face mask guidance from Dr. Anthony Fauci

Claim via Social Media: Social media users are sharing a video with a caption that claims the World Health Organization (WHO) has said social distancing is not needed as COVID-19 cannot transmit from person to person.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: The World Health Organization did not say COVID-19 can’t transmit from person to person

Claim by Facebook post: “The spot where they are ‘getting a sample’ for the COVID-19 test is called your Blood-Brain Barrier.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, the COVID-19 test is not going anywhere near your blood-brain barrier

(International: India) Claim: PM Modi has asked DRDO to absorb young drone scientist Prathap

The Quint 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/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience

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