The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/24/2020

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: “Under three years of my administration, net farm income has already gone up nearly 50%.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Farm income is up, but federal aid accounts for much of the increase

Claim via Social Media: Did the CDC issue guidelines ordering schools to make children over the age of 2 wear masks, forbidding children from sharing toys and requiring physical barriers in bathrooms — all for schools to reopen amid the COVID-19 outbreak?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: The CDC Does NOT Order Children To Wear Masks In Guidelines For Opening Schools Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Claim by Social media posts: H.R. 6666 “will give the government the power to forcibly remove your family members from your home and quarantine them[.] That includes your children.” rating: False

False Claim of Forced Removals Under Contact Tracing Bill

Claim by Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA: Pelosi’s new stimulus bill would eliminate the requirement of voter registration IDs

USA Today Fact Check rating: True

Fact check: HEROES Act would eliminate state requirements for voter IDs in federal elections

CLAIM: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been defying his own stay-at-home order and fleeing to Montana.

AP Fact Check rating: False

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(International: Italy) Claim: Video shows Italian child shouting for his mother who died because of COVID-19

AFP Fact Check 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

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