The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 09/04/2020

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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 Facebook posts: Elderly people were “beat up by a BLM hate group” for being white.

PolitiFact rating: False

Collage of gruesome attacks has nothing to do with Black Lives Matter

Claim by Attorney General William Barr (R): on fraud in the vote-by-mail process: “Elections that have been held with mail have found substantial fraud and coercion.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Barr raises voter fraud specter, China threat

Claim by Joe Biden (D): “More cops have died from COVID this year than have been killed on patrol.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Has COVID-19 killed more cops than all other causes?

Claim via Social Media: Alleged Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse Has Lengthy, Violent Criminal History

Lead Stories rating: Wrong Records

Fact Check: Alleged Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Did NOT Have Lengthy Criminal History

Claim by thegatewaypundit.com: A Massive International Study Shows Countries with Early HCQ Use Had 79% Lower Mortality Rate.

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NO ‘Massive International Study’ Shows Countries with Early HCQ Use Had 79% Lower Mortality Rate

(International: India) Claim: Photo shows a Muslim Superintendent Of Police in Maharashtra violating police dress code

BOOM rating: False

Photo Of Muslim Teen Made Cop For A Day Peddled With Communal Claim

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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