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 Bloggers: “12 white female bodies in garage freezer tagged ‘Black Lives Matter.’”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
That fake story connecting dead bodies and Black Lives Matter is back
|Claim by Otis Holland: Greenhouse gases emitted into the ocean are causing more holes in the ozone layer … “the ozone layer has holes in it causing global temperature to rise”
Climate Feedback rating: Incorrect
Greenhouse gases cause global warming by trapping infra-red radiations, not by “causing more holes in the ozone layer”
|Claim by Public Citizen: “Taxpayers spent $70,000,000 to develop this drug ( remdesivir).”
Politifact rating: True
Yes, taxpayers have sunk at least $70 million into developing remdesivir
|Claim by Fox35: Is an Orlando television station’s report — that a motorcycle fatality got counted as a COVID death — correct?
Lead Stories rating: False
Fact Check: A Florida Motorcycle Death Is NOT Undermining The Accuracy Of State’s Coronavirus Death Numbers
|Claim by Joe Biden: “I, all the way back in January, warned (President Trump that) this pandemic was coming. I talked about what we needed to do.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True
|(International: Australia) Claim: Russian COVID-19 nurses work in the nude?
AFP Fact Check rating: False
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