The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/17/2020

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 via Social Media: “New study: The flu vaccine is ‘significantly associated’ with an increased risk of coronavirus”

Politifact rating: False

This 2017-18 flu season study does not include COVID-19

Claim by Donald Trump: during a Tuesday news conference at the White House that the Biden-Sanders unity task force seeks to “abolish immigration detention.”

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Social media posts: A “face mask exempt card” exempts the holder “from any ordinance requiring face mask usage in public.” rating: False

‘Face Mask Exempt Card’ Isn’t Legitimate

Claim via Social Media: Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that cloth masks “do not filter anything” and that wearing one “risks your health, rather than protect it”?

Lead Stores rating: False

Fact Check: The CDC Did NOT Say That Cloth Masks ‘Do Not Filter Anything’ And Wearing One ‘Risks Your Health’

Claim by Ted Nugent: Dr. Fauci, Barack Obama, and Melinda Gates traveled to a lab in Wuhan in 2015

The Dispatch Fact Check rating: False

Did Dr. Fauci, Melinda Gates, and Barack Obama Visit a Wuhan Lab in 2015?

(International: Japan) Claim: Japan TV showed animated clip of Modi-Xi fight

Alt News 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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