The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/15/2020

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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 Social media posts: “Donations made to Black Lives Matter website go directly to the DNC.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Donations to Black Lives Matter Group Don’t Go to DNC

Claim by WorldHealth.net: “Brussels is halting their 5G plans due to the negative health effects”; “Evidence … overwhelmingly suggest[s] that, yes, 5G does pose a major threat.”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

Brussels halted 5G rollout in 2019 to study its radiation emissions, not because any negative health effects had been demonstrated

Claim by Facebook posts: Wearing masks for the coronavirus “decreases oxygen intake, increases toxin inhalation, shuts down immune system, increases virus risk, scientifically inaccurate, effectiveness not studied.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Masks for COVID-19 are effective, as a six-part Facebook takedown fail

Claim via Social Media: Did Antifa announce they were going to come to Placerville, California and did bikers from the Hells Angels and Mongols scare them away?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NO Credible Evidence For Rumor Hells Angels And Mongols Prevented Antifa Demonstration in Placerville

Claim by Donald Trump: “So our crime statistics are at a level that they haven’t been at.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump Wrong on Crime Record

(International: South Africa) Claim: Dr Li Wenliang said coffee cures COVID-19

BOOM 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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