Media Bias/Fact Check

The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/21/2020

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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: With absentee voting, as opposed to mail-in voting, “they have to go through a very strict process. The equivalent of going to a voting machine, or maybe even sometimes better.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump’s Absentee vs. Mail-In Ballot Spin

Claim via Social Media: Was a Brooklyn, New York, subway attack on a white woman by a black man related to current Black Lives Matter protests?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Brooklyn Subway Attack NOT Related To Black Lives Matter Protests

Claim by Facebook: A white armed-robbery suspect was sentenced to two years in jail while a black armed-robbery suspect was sentenced to 26 years in prison by the same Florida judge.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Was race the only difference in sentencing of two defendants in Florida?

Claim by Trump on Police practices: “President Obama and Vice President Biden never even tried to fix this during their eight-year period. The reason they didn’t try is because they had no idea how to do it.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on an AIDS vaccine that doesn’t exist

Claim by Donald Trump: If we stopped testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any.

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Trump’s take on COVID testing gives short shrift to public health realities

(International: Tanzania) Claim: YouTube said 600 million viewed Tanzanian president’s speech

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