The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/25/2020

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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 Social media posts: A photo of a bruised woman is circulating with the claim that it shows Aracely Henriquez after George Floyd broke into her house in 2007.

FactCheck.org rating: False

Meme Spreads Wrong Photo, Details in Floyd Criminal Case

Claim by GreenMedInfo: “OSHA says masks don’t work and violate OSHA oxygen levels”

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate

OSHA recommends the use of cloth face coverings at the workplace, contrary to claim by Peggy Hall

Claim via Social Media: Says America’s most violent cities are that way because of their Democratic politics

Politifact rating: Mostly False

Claim about violence in Democratic cities overreaches

Claim via Social Media: Multiple images are circulating on social media which purportedly show Black supporters of President Donald Trump at his latest campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Photos of Black Trump supporters are not from campaign rally in Tulsa

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “It’s vital that Governors maintain restrictions on businesses until after the November Elections because economic recovery will help Trump be re-elected.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ TWEET THAT GOVERNORS SHOULD ‘MAINTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES UNTIL AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS’?

(International: UK) Claim: A police bulletin warns scammers are going door to door handing out face masks doused in chemicals that cause the wearer to fall unconscious, allowing them to rob the property.

Full Fact rating: Debunked

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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