The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/04/2020

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 Rudy Giuliani: “I brought crime down 65%” as mayor of New York City. “And right now, murder is up 58% under the ‘regressive’ Democrat mayor.” rating: Misleading

Giuliani’s Misleading Attack on de Blasio and Crime

The claim: Before Barack Obama, the country did not have ISIS, Black Lives Matter, antifa or a war on police

USA Today Fact Check: Partly False

Fact check: Before Obama there was no Black Lives Matter, but there was ISIS and antifa

Claim by Democratic Party of Wisconsin: Says Trump used farmers’ struggles “to push through a multi-billion dollar bailout program that was nothing more than a handout for large agricultural companies.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Dems exaggerate in slamming Trump farm bailouts as “handout for large agricultural companies”

Claim via Social Media: OSHA… Wearing Masks Longer Than 20 Min Without Changing Them Out Dangerously Increases Infection Rates, Increases Co2 Levels & Significantly Decreases Oxygen Levels Causing Multiple Life Threatening Illnesses & Existing Illness Flair Ups. Cloth masks increase infection risk”

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: OSHA does recommend the use of face masks amid COVID-19

Claim by Facebook post: Says Taylor Swift wants to remove the Statue of Liberty

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Taylor Swift didn’t say we should remove the Statue of Liberty

(International: Philippines) Claim: Filipino actor Piolo Pascual was killed in a carjacking in June 2020

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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