The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/24/2020

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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 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

What Joe Biden said about the coronavirus in January

(International: Australia) Claim: Russian COVID-19 nurses work in the nude?

AFP Fact Check rating: False

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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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