The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 08/06/2020


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 Donald Trump (R): Covid-19 deaths are down, including in Arizona, Florida and Texas.

PolitiFact rating: False

Fact-checking 22 claims from Donald Trump’s Axios interview

Claim via Social Media: Health authorities like the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discourage people from wearing face masks

Health Feedback rating: Inaccurate.

Health authorities encourage the general public to wear face masks to reduce COVID-19 transmission

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “I did more for the Black community than anybody with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln.”

PolitiFact rating: LBJ, among others, did more

Fact-checking 22 claims from Donald Trump’s Axios interview

Claim by Israel Nukes Beirut

Lead Stories rating: Not A Nuke

Fact Check: Blast in Beirut Was NOT A Nuclear Explosion

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “Because we do more tests, we have more cases.”

PolitiFact rating: Incorrect

Fact-checking 22 claims from Donald Trump’s Axios interview

(International: India) Claim: Video shows a BJP MLA was beaten up in Haryana

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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