The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/12/2020

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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 Donald Trump: “Tijuana is the most heavily infected place anywhere in the world, as far as the plague is concerned,” referring to the novel coronavirus.

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump’s False Claim on Tijuana Coronavirus Cases

Claim by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: @PressSec wouldn’t be the first person to mistake a woman of color for having a lower position or title than she does, but Kayleigh – in case you haven’t picked up a newspaper in two years, I’m a Congresswoman.

The Dispatch rating: False

Did Kayleigh McEnany Diminish AOC’s Status as a Congresswoman?

Claim by Social media posts: The “SAME DOCTOR” performed the autopsies on “JFK, MLK, Epstein, AND George Floyd.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Posts Distort Facts on Floyd Pathologist’s Role in Past Cases

Claim by NewsPunch: German government leaked document declares COVID-19 is “a global false alarm”

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

German Ministry employee makes unsupported claim that COVID-19 pandemic is a global false alarm in widely circulated yet unsolicited opinion article

Claim by Facebook posts: “How many of you are aware that the female governor of Michigan is the niece of George Soros?”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Gretchen Whitmer isn’t George Soros’s niece

(International: UK) Claim: This man holding a “The UK Invented Racism” sign is the same that tried to burn the Cenotaph’s Union Jack.

Full Fact rating: This is incorrect.

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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