The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/18/2020

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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 Facebook posts: Says Joe Biden called ANTIFA “courageous Americans.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Joe Biden didn’t single out antifa as ‘courageous’

The claim via social media: Google automatically signed up all Android users for a COVID-19 tracing app.

USA Today Fact Check rating: Mostly False

Fact check: Google did not automatically sign up Android users for COVID-19 tracing app

Claim by J. Christian Adams: In voting by mail, “hundreds of thousands of ballots have been rejected for defects and millions more end up missing or in landfills.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

The misleading claim that millions of absentee ballots end up ‘missing or in landfills’

Claim via Social Media: Did Sarah Grossman die after police sprayed her protest group with tear gas, which triggered her asthma and led to her death?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NO Evidence Protester Sarah Grossman’s Death Was Triggered By Tear Gas At A George Floyd Protest

Claim by Desiree Rogers: In COVID-19 crisis, “only 20% of African Americans had jobs where they could work from home.”

PolitiFact rating: True

Blacks, Hispanics less likely to have jobs where they can work from home

(International: UK) Claim:“CNN is at it again. Putting a black guy’s head on a lily white dude to push an agenda”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Photo of arrest not altered by CNN to make skin darker

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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