The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/30/2020

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 Priorities USA: Says President Donald Trump is trying to make $451 billion in Medicare cuts “in the middle of a deadly pandemic.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Democratic super PAC uses familiar political play to hit Trump on Medicare

Claim via Social Media: A viral Facebook post shared more than 19,000 times claims Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine authorized the release of 4,300 inmates on May 15.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Facebook posts: “This is what Bill Gates and George Soros want to do… secretly stick you with a chip while testing you for the coronavirus… the Dems have a bill on the House floor ready to vote on it to require this.”

PolitiFact rating: False

There’s no plot to microchip people during COVID-19 tests

The claim: A bill would allow the government to send social services into homes and place kids in foster care if there is not enough space to quarantine

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Children will not be put in foster homes by the government under new legislation

Claim by Theresa Greenfield: “I’ve taken a pledge not to take one dime of corporate PAC donations.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Theresa Greenfield’s no-corporate-PAC pledge needs some explanation

(International: Kenya) Claim: By Ukur Yatani, Kenya’s finance minister “Revenue has been under-performing for the last 10 years.”

Africa Check rating: Correct

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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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