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 William Barr: “There were not chemical irritants” used to clear a crowd. Pepper balls are “not a chemical irritant.”
Politifact rating: Pants of Fire
Barr says federal police didn’t use chemical irritants to clear area by DC church. They did
|Claim via Social Media: Social media users are sharing images that show Chick-fil-A employees sporting t-shirts with the words “Back the Blue”, a color used to refer to the police in the U.S.
Reuters Fact Check rating: False
Fact check: Chick-fil-A did not distribute “Back the Blue” shirts in response to recent Black Lives Matter protests
|Claim by Glenn Grothman: “Research illustrates a clear correlation between vitamin D deficiencies and (higher) COVID-19 mortality rates.”
PolitiFact rating: True
Glenn Grothman on target about tie between vitamin D and COVID-19, but vitamin D isn’t a cure
|Claim by the Montana Daily Gazette: “Bill Gates’ shoddily-hastened vaccine has been determined to make all animal test subjects get COVID-19 when exposed to the virus”
Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate
Article inaccurately claims that coronavirus vaccine by Oxford researchers caused animal test subjects to develop COVID-19
|Claim by Tweets: Says officials in Washington, D.C., are “jamming all communications.”
PolitiFact rating: False
How a false conspiracy theory about a Washington communications blackout went viral on Twitter
|(International: Hong Kong) Claim: Images of protests in Hong Kong on May 24.
BOOM rating: False
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