The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/02/2020

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 Candace Owens: Says George Soros is “funding the chaos” in Minneapolis via his Open Society Foundations.

Politifact rating: False

No, George Soros and his foundations do not pay people to protest

Claim via Social Media: Users on social media are resharing a 2019 video of a SUV crashing through a mall, alleging it happened recently in Minnesota, where protests have broken out over the death of an unarmed black man after a white policeman knelt on his neck.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: 2019 video of SUV crashing into mall is falsely linked to Minneapolis protests

Claim by Roy Cooper: “With retail, people are moving around and you don’t have as much a chance to spread the virus (as you do) when people are sitting or standing indoors” for long periods of time.

Politifact rating: Mostly True

NC governor mostly right about indoor worship and coronavirus

Claim by Trump: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

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

Claim by Viral video: A manipulated video makes it look like Joe Biden is incoherent during a television interview on ABC’s “The View.” rating: False

Year-Old Biden Spoof Emerges Anew

(International: India) Claim: Viral video claims to be from a hospital in Delhi where wards are full of COVID-19 patients

Boom 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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