The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/23/2020

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 Chris Jacobs: “As a lawyer working in Korea, Nate McMurray helped send American jobs to Asia”

PolitiFact rating: False

GOP renews line against McMurray’s work, and it’s still wrong

Claim via Social Media: Did President Trump threaten by Twitter that people who ordered tickets to his Tulsa rally but failed to attend should be “arrested and face very powerful charges,” suggesting it was treason.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: President Trump Did NOT Tweet People Who Had Tickets But Failed to Show At Tulsa Rally Should Face ‘Powerful Charges’

Claim via Social Media: Former slave Nancy Green, the first Aunt Jemima model, died “as one of America’s first black millionaires.”

Politifact rating: False

There’s no proof ‘Aunt Jemima’ was a millionaire

Claim by Trump: President Trump tweeted a picture of a largely empty room he said was from the latest Joe Biden campaign rally

The Dispatch rating: False

Did Joe Biden Have a Nearly Empty ‘Rally’?

Claim by Facebook posts: “If you’ve gotten flu shots during the past ten years, you will test positive for the Wuhan strain of the Covid-19 flu.” rating: False

Flu Shot Doesn’t Cause False Positive Results for COVID-19

(International: UK) Claim: “3 people reported dead and many more stabbed in reading town forbury gardens BLM protest.”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Knife attack in Reading did not happen during the Black Lives Matter protest

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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