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 Trump and One America News: “Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur,” Trump wrote. “75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?”
AP Fact Check rating: No Evidence
|Claim via Social Media: Says a photo shows a memorial vandalized by Black Lives Matter protesters.
Politifact rating: False
Vietnam memorial was not vandalized by Black Lives Matter protesters
|Claim by former chair of the super-PAC Democratic Coalition Jon Cooper: Trump was mocking “I can’t breathe,” a rallying cry of protesters of police brutality based on some of the last words of George Floyd and Eric Garner before him.
The Dispatch rating: False
|Claim via Viral Video: A video shared on Facebook more than 1,100 times purportedly shows Boston police officers “planting” bricks at locations where George Floyd protests will be held.
Check Your Fact rating: False
FACT CHECK: DOES THIS VIDEO SHOW BOSTON POLICE ‘PLANTING’ BRICKS AT GEORGE FLOYD PROTEST LOCATIONS?
|CLAIM: Social media posts say a man pictured onstage at a 2019 Donald Trump rally is the Minneapolis police officer who was videotaped kneeling on a black man’s neck during an arrest on Monday.
AP Fact Check rating: False
Officer who kneeled on black man’s neck was not onstage at Minneapolis Trump rally
|(International: Philippines) Claim: Philippine gold reserves are second largest in the world
FactRakers rating: False
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