The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/29/2020

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: “Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH” by adding a fact-check label to Trump’s tweet.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump’s Pants on Fire claim that Twitter is ‘completely stifling free speech’ by fact-checking him

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims the man pictured wearing a “Make Whites Great Again” hat is Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was videotaped kneeling on the neck of George Floyd.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Viral image: “The woman in this photograph is Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, meeting with the Ku Klux Klan in 1926, Silver Lake, New Jersey.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, this isn’t a photo of Margaret Sanger at a KKK meeting

Claim by The HighWire: There is no need for social distancing because we have a treatment for COVID-19

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

To date, no therapy has been proven effective for preventing or treating COVID-19, contrary to claim by Dolores Cahill

Claim by Viral image: A photo shows Donald Trump with “Derek Chauvin – the cop who killed George Floyd.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Police say the officer on stage with Trump isn’t Derek Chauvin

(International: India) Claim: Rahul Gandhi tweeted – ‘Schools and colleges must reopen from 1st June on odd/even basis. Odd days teachers will come and even days, students will come’

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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