The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/29/2020


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 Glenn Grothman: Says a bill he sponsored would have made “it easier to get rid of bad cops”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Wisconsin Congressman Grothman’s bad-cop bill didn’t change the process

Claim by Flourish: COVID-19 became a leading cause of death globally by the end of May 2020.

Health Feedback rating: Mostly Accurate

COVID-19 is among the leading causes of death worldwide so far in 2020, but beware of incomplete graphs

Claim by Donald Trump: “Pres. Obama destroyed the lobster and fishing industry in Maine.” rating: False

Trump Falsely Claims Obama ‘Destroyed’ Maine Lobster Industry

Claim by Jon Cooper: Did the Trump Campaign Hire Gig Actors to Inflate the Attendance at His Tulsa Rally?

The Dispatch rating: False

Did the Trump Campaign Hire Gig Actors to Inflate the Attendance at His Tulsa Rally?

The claim: Steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 are the first moves to impose Sharia law in the United States.

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: COVID-19 restrictions are not related to imposition of Sharia law

(International: Mexico) Claim: COVID19 dead bodies being dumped in Mexico

Alt News 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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