The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/04/2020

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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 Erin Burnett: If President Trump decides to deploy the U.S. military domestically, he would be “mobilizing U.S. military troops on American soil for the first time since 1807.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Erin Burnett corrects inaccurate statements about Insurrection Act

Claim via Social Media: Is President Trump holding a Bible in his right hand imitating an image of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler posing with a Bible? 

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Photo of Hitler Holding Up Bible Similar to Trump is NOT Real

Claim via Social Media: Says “a rioter accidentally dropped” a riot manual with detailed instructions

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

‘Riot manual’ is misinformation from 2015

Claim via Social Media: the video-sharing service TikTok has banned the use of the hashtag “Black Lives Matter”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: The #blacklivesmatter hashtag is not banned on TikTok

Claim by Viral Image: “Rocks being dropped off in cages in LA for rioters. Compliments of George Soros.”

Politifact rating: False

Photo shows security barriers, not rocks George Soros supplied for rioters

(International: China) Claim: Video of Chinese citizens converting to Islam due to COVID-19

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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