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

Share:

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.”

FactCheck.org 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

Follow Blog via Email

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Media Bias Fact Check LogoProtecting you from fake news sites since 2015

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

[the_ad id="86448"]