The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/29/2020

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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 Sean Hannity: The Trump administration has had “zero unfulfilled equipment and supply requests from state governors.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, the Trump administration hasn’t fulfilled every state request for coronavirus supplies

Claim by Hashem Al-Ghaili: New oral spray “deactivates 98% of the coronavirus” in the mouth

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

A trypsin-based oral spray reportedly deactivates SARS-CoV-2 in a liquid suspension but has not yet been tested in the mouth

Claim by Joe Biden: No U.S. presidents elected before Donald Trump were racist.

PolitiFact rating: False

The long history of racism in the US presidency

Claim by newsblaze.com: COVID-19 No Vaccine Needed, There Is Already A Cure

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: There Is NOT Already A Cure For COVID-19

Claim by facebook.com: A section of the $11 Billion Dollar Wall blew over during Hurricane Hanna

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: $11 Billion Dollar Border Wall Did NOT Blow Down In Hurricane Hanna

(International: Philippines) Claim: Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) are equal to actual ownership.

Vera Files 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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1 Comment on The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/29/2020

  1. gordon wayne smith // August 8, 2020 at 9:38 pm //

    HOW ABOUT HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE—THERE ARE MANY FACTS, PROVING THIS DRUG WORKS, IT SAVES LIVES, AND NOONE HAS EVER DIED, FROM TAKING IT….IT HAS HAD GREAT SUCESS, ALL OVER THE WORLD, YET THE-CDC AND OTHER HEALTH OFFICIALS, REFUSE TO ADDRESS IT—WHY? IF THIS DRUG IS SO BAD, WHO HAS DIED TAKING IT? IF IT ONLY COSTS-$1.00 TO MAKE, BUT -REMDESIVIRE COSTS-$9.00 A PILL TO PRODUCE/ 5-DAY DOSE IS-$3,120….. THE MEDICAL DOCTORS, WOULDN’T MAKE MUCH MONEY….SO IF THIS DRUG, IS A FLUKE/ SHOW THE RESULTS… BUT IF THIS DRUGS CAN TRULY SAVE LIVES, THEN WHY IS IT NOT BEING USED?….IF PEOPLE HAVE LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEN THATS EXPOSE THEM…

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