The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/01/2020

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 Tom Tiffany: Says the state “health secretary says don’t go to hospitals or clinics, now the tourism secretary says don’t recreate.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Tiffany wrong on claim that officials don’t want Wisconsinites to go to doctors, spend time outdoors

Claim by the Daily Wire: Did Amy Klobuchar decline to prosecute Derek Chauvin, the cop at the center of George Floyd’s death?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Amy Klobuchar Did NOT Decline To Prosecute Cop at Center Of George Floyd Death

Claim by Dee McLachlan: “5G plays a part in this ‘plandemic’” … The cases of COVID-19 are “directly related to electromagnetic radiation exposure by 5G”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

The spread of COVID-19 is not related in any way to the deployment of 5G

Claim via Social Media: “THE PLOT THICKENS!” shouted a Facebook post Saturday claiming that Derek Chauvin’s wife, Kellie Chauvin, was the sister of an officer captured on video standing by as the 46-year-old black man cried out for help.

AP Fact Check rating: False

False claim targets wife of officer charged in Floyd’s death

Claim by Trump: “I’m fighting the deep state. I’m fighting the swamp. … They never thought I was going to win, and then I won. And then they tried to get me out. That was the ‘insurance policy.’ She’s going to win, but just in case she doesn’t win we have an insurance policy.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Faulty Trump claims on virus drug, vote fraud

(International: India) Claim: Muslim man being forced to lick a Hindu’s spit.

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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