The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/25/2020

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 Social media posts: President Trump “cancelled the Democrats HR 6666 bill,” “expelled WHO” and “cancelled Bill Gates project known as ID2020.” rating: False

Facebook Posts Distort Facts on Trump Actions

Claim via Social Media: Did CNN alter a photo to change the apparent race of a person being arrested in order to push an agenda?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: CNN Did NOT Put A Black Guy’s Head On A Lily White Dude

Claim by Facebook posts: Politicians “receive full pay retirement after serving 1 term!”

PolitiFact rating: False

Claim about congressional pensions is wrong, once again

Claim via Social Media: 5,000 meatpackers have tested positive for COVID-19, but not 5,000 doctors or nurses

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: How many meatpackers and health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19?

Claim by Facebook posts: Says “the feds closed the courtroom” when El Chapo started naming Democrats he paid off.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, El Chapo didn’t testify that he paid off Democrats

(International: India) Claim: Video of ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ slogans raised against PM Modi during his West Bengal visit after Cyclone Amphan

Alt News 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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