The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/01/2020

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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 Joe Biden: “You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Joe Biden’s dubious claim about Revolutionary War cannon ownership

Claim by The Duran: The novel coronavirus was intentionally engineered by the U.S. government in research overseen by Dr. Anthony Fauci

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: The U.S. government did not engineer COVID-19

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp as a child dressed in Ku Klux Klan regalia with his mother.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: VIRAL IMAGE CLAIMS TO SHOW GEORGIA GOV BRIAN KEMP IN KKK REGALIA AS A CHILD

Claim by the Washington Sentinel: “A Muslim group in Minneapolis said that it intends to begin patrolling the streets with a dangerous, violent Sharia patrol force once the city eliminates its police department.”

The Dispatch rating: False

Is a Muslim Group Preparing to Patrol Streets in Minneapolis?

Claim by Donald Trump: As of June 23, the COVID-19 death rate is “way down.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Donald Trump accurate that deaths from coronavirus are falling

(International: Pakistan) Claim: Video of Chinese engineer beating Pakistani driver for submitting fake petrol bill in Karachi.

India Today rating: Mostly 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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