The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/05/2020

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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: Tennis star Serena Williams wrote post that states, “I’m sick of COVID-19. I’m sick of black vs. white.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Popular Facebook Post Was Not Written by Tennis Star

CLAIM: Photo shows homeowner aiming a handgun at an armed protester in front of her mansion in St. Louis.

AP Fact Check rating: False

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Claim by Donald Trump: “We’ve totally rebuilt the military — $2.5 trillion. … We’ve invested the $2.5 trillion in all of the greatest equipment in the world.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Trump’s False Military Equipment Claim

Claim via Social Media: Was Joe Biden caught saying the “n-word” in 1985 in a leaked video?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: Joe Biden Was Not ‘Caught’ Saying The N-Word In 1985 In A ‘Leaked’ Video

Claim by Chris Kapenga: “The (COVID-19) cases are going up, but it’s because the testing is going up.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Wisconsin senator wrong to attribute rising COVID cases to testing

(International: India) Claim: Actress Kangana Ranaut has released Sridevi’s autopsy report that says she was forcefully fed cocaine, had injuries and her death was unnatural.

IndiaToday 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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1 Comment on The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 07/05/2020

  1. Anonymous // July 5, 2020 at 8:58 pm //

    I am new to this and I am 74 years old but very interested in “TRUTH” The password is my dogs name @ missylou12

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