The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/20/2020

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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 Trump: President Trump tweeted a video on Thursday night bearing the CNN logo purporting to show CNN’s misleading coverage of a viral video of two toddlers of different races happily playing together:

The Dispatch rating: False

President Trump Tweets a Video Decrying ‘Fake News.’ The Video Itself Was Manipulated.

Claim by Jeanette Kowalik: “Our health department, our city and our county declared racism as a public health crisis last year.”

Politifact rating: True

Milwaukee was among first to declare racism a public health crisis

Claim by The Guardian: “Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough, cloud data shows”

Climate Feedback rating: Low Scientific Credibility

Article in The Guardian misleads readers about sensitivity of climate models by narrowly focusing on single study

Claim by Donald Trump: Says before he planned a rally on June 19 “nobody had ever heard of” Juneteenth.

Politifact rating: Pants on Fire

Donald Trump’s Pants on Fire claim that nobody had heard of Juneteenth

Claim via Social Media: Posts shared on Facebook and Instagram claim that Derek Chauvin was “a registered Democrat, working for a Democrat police chief… in a Democrat controlled city, in a Democrat controlled state” and that he was “protected by a Democrat controlled union.”

Reuters Fact Check rating: Mostly False

Fact check: Derek Chauvin is not a registered Democrat, among other claims

(International: Nigeria) Claim:Nigerian politician hospitalised after court removed his party’s chairman

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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