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

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 Kayleigh McEnany: “No tear gas was used and no rubber bullets were used.”

Politifact rating: Mostly False

White House says officers didn’t fire tear gas, rubber bullets on protesters. Why that’s misleading

Claim via Viral Video: Did Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Illinois Gov. Jay Robert Pritzker conspire to place pallets of bricks on sidewalks so that rioters could use them at protests?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NO Evidence Brick Pallets For Riots From ‘ACME Brick Co Own By Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett & Bill Gates’

Claim by Kamala Harris: Says the Obama administration was doing pattern-or-practice investigations of discrimination by police departments and “Donald Trump came in with Jeff Sessions and undid those.”

Poltifact rating: Mostly True

Fact-checking Kamala Harris’ claim about Donald Trump and investigations of police misconduct

Claims by Donald Trump: Trump now claims he fired Mattis, says President Barack Obama did the same and takes credit for nicknaming him Mad Dog Mattis.

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews history by saying he fired Mattis

Claim by Joe Biden: “Farm bankruptcies jumped 20% last year due largely to Trump’s unmitigated disaster of a tariff war.” rating: Mostly False

Examining Biden’s Farm Bankruptcy Claim

(International: UK) Claim: Nigerian man beats London security officers to death

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

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