The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/07/2020

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 Donald Trump: “My Admin has done more for the Black Community than any President since Abraham Lincoln. Passed Opportunity Zones with @SenatorTimScott, guaranteed funding for HBCU’s, School Choice, passed Criminal Justice Reform, lowest Black unemployment, poverty, and crime rates in history….

Washington Post rating: Four Pinocchios

Analysis | Trump’s claim that he’s done more for black Americans than any president since Lincoln

Claim by The European Union Times: Did Russia expose COVID-19 with scientific data as a hoax and say it is a fake pandemic?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Russia Did NOT Expose COVID-19 With Scientific Data As A Hoax, Did NOT Say It’s A Fake Pandemic

Claim by Larry Elder: “Last year, there were nine unarmed black people killed (by law enforcement). Nineteen unarmed white people.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Larry Elder mislabels statistics on fatal shootings by police

Claim by President Trump: President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Democratic Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser “wouldn’t let the D.C. Police get involved” with a recent protest near the White House.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim via Social Media: “This man who was kicked and stomped” was killed by an “antifa murderer.”

Politifact rating: False

No evidence this man died at hands of an ‘antifa murderer’

(International: India) Claim: Graphic shows quotes from the United States, Japan, Russia, and Israel supporting India against China

BOOM rating: False

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Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political

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