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 Diamond and Silk: “Obama knew. Clinton knew. Biden knew. Comey knew. Brennan knew. McCabe knew. Strzok knew. Clapper knew. Rosenstein knew. FBI knew. DOJ knew. CIA knew. State knew. They all knew it was a lie, a witch-hunt, a scandal, a plot, a conspiracy, a hoax.”
PolitiFact rating: Document doesn’t prove hoax
|Claim by Brett Giroir: “No matter how you look at it, America is leading the world in testing” for COVID-19.
FactCheck.org rating: False
|Claim by Jeff Shipley: Young people “have a greater chance of being killed by the HPV vaccine than COVID-19.”
Politifact rating: Pants on Fire
|Claim by Facebook posts: “Never in the history of this great republic have we quarantined the healthy.”
PolitiFact rating: Inaccurate
|Claim via Social Media: Viral claims circulating on social media claim billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has traveled to Jeffrey Epstein’s island multiple times.
Reuters Fact Check rating: False
False claim: Bill Gates traveled to Epstein’s island multiple times
|(International: Sri Lanka) Claim: Farmers are dumping tomatoes in Sri Lanka after the governments failure to help them in COVID-19 crisis.
BOOM 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