The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/28/2020


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 Joe Biden: “Making sure we tell the American public what the president is doing, saying he wants to cut off money for the post office so they cannot deliver mail-in ballots.” rating: Unsupported

Biden Floats Baseless Election Conspiracy

Claim by The Truth About Cancer: Bill Gates, founder of harmful vaccination campaigns in developing countries, now plans to use COVID-19 vaccines to surveil the population

Health Feedback rating: Unsupported

No, Bill Gates is not funding COVID-19 vaccines as a way to conduct global surveillance or to depopulate the world

Claim by Dane Eagle: Antifa “are killing our police. Looting our businesses. Assaulting the elderly and burning our churches.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Florida congressional candidate blames antifa for violence without evidence

Claim by Facebook posts: “Kill a White on Sight” appears on Black Lives Matter/Antifa flyers.

PolitiFact rating: False

No evidence Black Lives Matter made ‘kill a white on sight’ flyers

Claim by Nancy Pelosi: “80% of the American people support our Dreamers. Over 70% think they should have a path to citizenship, and that’s Democrats, Republicans, independents.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Fact-checking Nancy Pelosi’s claim of high public support for ‘Dreamers’

(International: Thailand) Claim: Bitter melon can cure cancer.

BOOM 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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