The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/22/2020

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 Donald Trump: “Rogue” Michigan official sent absentee ballots to 7.7 million people “illegally and without authorization” ahead of the primaries and general election.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump falsely claims Michigan illegally sent ballots to all voters

Claim by EndAllDisease: “The unvaccinated Amish rarely get cancer, autism, or heart disease.”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect

Claim that the Amish are healthier because they opt out of all vaccines is incorrect

Claim by Greg Abbott: “Almost 75 percent of the deaths from COVID-19 in the state of Texas are a result of people contracting COVID-19 who are age 65 and older.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

How many coronavirus deaths are people over 65?

Claim by Blunt Force Truth: Did Oregon change hundreds of Republican ballots to non-partisan, thus denying Republican voters the right to participate in the state’s primary?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Oregon Did NOT Change Hundreds Of Republican Ballots To Non-Partisan Denying Republican Voters the Right To Participate In Primary

Claim by Wisconsin State Democrats: Says GOP state Sen. Patrick Testin is responsible for lost $25M in federal funding, because he refused “to do his job.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Is GOP state Sen. Patrick Testin to blame for $25M in lost coronavirus relief? Not quite.

(International: Madagascar) Claim: Madagascan president said WHO offered him $20 million to poison remedy against Covid-19?

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

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