The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/22/2020

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 Jr.: Says Osama bin Laden endorsed Joe Biden

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Osama bin Laden did not endorse Joe Biden

The claim: Donald Trump is looking for minority actors and actresses to attend his campaign rally.

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Craigslist ad seeking minority actors for Trump rally in Tulsa is fake

Claim by Facebook posts: “The point of defunding the Police in Minneapolis is that Minnesota is where Obama settled 1 Million Islamics. They want Sharia Law.”

PolitiFact rating: False

No, Obama did not settle 1 million ‘Islamics’ in Minnesota

Claim by Social media posts: Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that recent events like the George Floyd protests, the pandemic, the impeachment, and the Russia investigation “happened because Hillary [Clinton] lost.” rating: False

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Did Not Post Conspiratorial Tweet

Claim by Trump: Saying Biden accused him of being xenophobic for limiting travel from China, where the pandemic began: “He apologized a month later.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump at rally falsely cites a Biden apology

(International: Nigeria) Claim: by Sam Ohuabunwa, president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria… in 2020 we are not producing any [vaccines].’

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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