The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/31/2020

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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 Facebook posts: Michigan governor reopened Traverse City “so she could have her daughter’s open house.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Michigan governor didn’t have a family event in reopened region

Claim by Trump: For all of the political hacks out there, if I hadn’t done my job well, & early, we would have lost 1 1/2 to 2 Million People, as opposed to the 100,000 plus that looks like will be the number.” — tweet Tuesday, before the toll of known deaths passed 100,000.

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Twitter on truth and consequences

Claim by Social media posts: The arrest and death of George Floyd in Minneapolis “was staged.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Baseless Conspiracy Theory Claims Floyd Case Was ‘Staged’

Claim via Social Media: A viral Facebook post shared more than 51,000 times claims top White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci served on the Clinton Foundation’s board of directors for 20 years.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID ANTHONY FAUCI SIT ON THE CLINTON FOUNDATION’S BOARD FOR 20 YEARS?

Claim by Facebook posts: “This is 76 year old senile Joe Biden!!! That is a 15 year old girl with whom he’s making out!!!”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, this isn’t a photo of Biden making out with a 15-year-old girl

(International: Thailand) Claim: Bank of Thailand refutes misleading claim that it released fresh statistics on retirement

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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2 Comments on The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 05/31/2020

  1. Anonymous // May 31, 2020 at 9:33 pm //

    Why are you doing this Bull Shit ?
    Why make the claim of ‘FALSE’ without giving the TRUTH, just declare anything you wish as FALSE.
    Seems you are BIAS and removing ‘FREEDOM OF SPEECH’.
    Hope you’ll be happy when you have helped remove you CHILDREN’S and GRANDCHILDREN”S rights.
    Hope you will be able to look them in the eyes and tell them what you did.
    You have no self-respect and have sold your SOUL to the DEVIL.

  2. Anonymous // May 31, 2020 at 9:43 pm //

    https://www.facebook.com/feed/misinfo/about/landing_page/?render_style=user&post_id=3142411422446974&content_url=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g_dj02bmhMcXZVR3FyVQ&content_id=3883012861769282&referrer=fact_check_notification&notif_id=1590961727440733&notif_t=misinformation_share

    Did Bill Gates explain how he injects GMO in little kids arm right into the vein? No, that’s not true: While this is a real video clip of him speaking, he was making an analogy that he believes the safety of genetically modified crops should be tested before becoming part of the human diet just as vaccines are tested before being given to children.

    What analogy ?
    What are you claiming?
    Claiming that CROPS have veins ?
    Are you FUCKING SERIOUS ?
    Hope you’re being paid well because you have sold your SOUL.
    Hope your GRANDCHILDREN appreciate you taking away their ‘FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION’ and ‘FREEDOM OF SPEECH’.
    Where’s your SELF-RESPECT ???

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