The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/11/2020


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 Joe Biden: Says President Donald Trump “took more than a month to allocate Congress’ emergency funding to tribes — and only did so after tribes sued.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Fact-checking Joe Biden’s claim that Trump delayed $8 billion in coronavirus funding for tribes

Claim by CNBC: “Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says”

Health Feedback rating: Very Low Scientific Credibility

People who do not show symptoms can contribute to significant COVID-19 transmission, contrary to CNBC report

Claim by Donald Trump: The coronavirus “didn’t go to Beijing. It didn’t go to other parts of China” besides Wuhan. “They stopped it cold.” rating: False

China Didn’t Stop Virus ‘Cold’ Outside Wuhan

Claim via Social Media: A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows Boston police officers damaging one of their vehicles to “blame it on the protesters” following the death of George Floyd.

Check Your Fact rating: False


Claim by Trump: Not only will Sleepy Joe Biden DEFUND THE POLICE, but he will DEFUND OUR MILITARY! He has no choice, the Dems are controlled by the Radical Left.

The Dispatch rating: False

Does Joe Biden Want to ‘Defund the Police’?

(International: Australia) Claim: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted that he is “glad we don’t have any racism here in Australia”

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/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience

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