The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/24/2020

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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 via Social Media: A bar graph compares homicides for various racial groups

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Instagram graph misleads on the racial breakdown of homicides

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims President Donald Trump tweeted, “Anyone who ordered a ticket to my rally and didn’t attend should be arrested and face very powerful charges. #treason.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID DONALD TRUMP TWEET, ‘ANYONE WHO ORDERED A TICKET TO MY RALLY AND DIDN’T ATTEND SHOULD BE ARRESTED’?

Claim by Instagram posts: “Companies that use prison labor: Whole Foods, McDonald’s, Walmart, Victoria’s Secret, AT&T, Bank of America, Starbucks, Wendy’s.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Instagram post shares misleading information about 8 companies, prison labor

Claim by Trump: On tariffs: “China’s not exactly happy with me. Billions, they pay us billions and billions of dollars … I took that money and I gave it to the farmers.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump tries to pin low turnout on protesters

Claim by Facebook post: Says a 1942 Milwaukee YMCA brochure shows children playing a violent, racist carnival game

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, the 1942 Milwaukee YMCA brochure featured a racist carnival game

(International: Israel) Claim: No COVID-19 deaths in Israel due to baking soda remedy

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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