The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/28/2020

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 Trump: California Gov. Gavin Newsom “is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one” and the election is “Rigged.”

Poltifact rating: Pants of Fire

No, California Is Not Sending Mail-In Ballots “To Anyone In The State,” As Trump Falsely Claimed

Claim via Social Media: Did Bill Gates really suggest eliminating about 10 to 15 percent of the global human population using vaccines during a TED talk in 2010? 

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Context of Bill Gates TED Talk Quote About Lowering Population Growth By 10 or 15 Percent With Vaccines

Claim by Donald Trump: There are “many unanswered and obvious questions” about the 2001 death of a staff member of Joe Scarborough.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Donald Trump spreads baseless claim that MSNBC host murdered a staff member in 2001

Claim via Social Media: The headline of an article shared on Facebook claims the Italian Parliament has called for the arrest of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Facebook post: Texas and Florida have a “balanced budget” while California is “in debt $54 billion and New York is “in debt $6.1 billion.”

PolitiFact rating: FALSE

Facebook post gets debt wrong in comparison of Florida, Texas, California and New York

(International: Saudi Arabia) Claim: Video of people running into a shopping mall in Saudi Arabia after the lockdown was lifted in the country

Factly 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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