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 Mike Gallagher (R): “The average family in America forks over more of their hard-earned income to their local hospital than to the IRS.”
Politifact rating: True
|The claim: Hydroxychloroquine has worked through the entirety of the pandemic
USA Today Fact Check rating: False
|Claim via Social Media: “Since Trump labeled ANTIFA a terrorist organization their rights were stripped by the Patriot Act which states if someone is labeled a terrorist they are not afforded due process.”
Politifact rating: False
|Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Dr. Fauci told me not to ban China, it would be a big mistake. I did it over and above his recommendation. Dr. Fauci then said, ‘You saved tens of thousands of lives’ — more than that.”
Washington Post rating: False
|Claim by Facebook posts: The FBI uncovered “256 texts between Adam Schiff and Jeffrey Epstein”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
|(International: Australia) Claim: A Facebook post names several claims about the name “COVID-19” including that is an acronym for ‘See a Sheep Surrender’.
Australian Associated Press rating:
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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