The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/17/2020

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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 Rashida Tlaib: “Detroit spent $294 million on police last year, and $9 million on health.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Fact-checking Rep. Tlaib’s claim on Detroit’s police, health spending

Claim via Social Media: Images on social media make the claim that CNN altered the photograph of a man who drove into protesters in Seattle to make him appear “lighter”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: CNN did not lighten photograph of man who drove into protesters in Seattle

Claim by Viral image: Donald Trump is recruiting “excited and enthusiastic MINORITY actors and actresses” to appear at his campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla.

PolitiFact rating: False

A history of hoaxes: Fake Craigslist ads that solicit minority actors for Trump rallies

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows barbed wire on the fencing surrounding the White House.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: IMAGE CLAIMS TO SHOW BARBED WIRE FENCING SURROUNDING THE WHITE HOUSE

Claim via Social Media: Did Adolf Hitler defund and eliminate the police?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Adolf Hitler Did NOT Defund And Eliminate The Police

(International: Kenya) Claim: At independence, we had only 1,800 kilometers of tarmacked roads.’

Africa Check rating: Correct

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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