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 Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk: In viral tweets Wednesday, political provocateurs Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk suggested that donations to the Black Lives Matter Foundation are being sent instead to ActBlue, a Democratic political committee.
The Dispatch rating: False
Is Black Lives Matter a ‘Shell Company’ for a Liberal Super PAC?
|Claim by Sara Meaney: “Since the week ending March 14, Wisconsin actually saw a drop in tourism spending compared to last year of $1.7 billion.”
Politifact rating: True
Yes, Wisconsin has seen a drop of more than a billion in tourism dollars
|Claim via Social Media: Several social media users have been posting a picture of a fake document suggesting that Bill and Melinda Gates, along with the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are due to appear at a human rights tribunal for genocide.
Reuters Fact Check rating: False
Fact check: Bill and Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci, WHO, CDC are not due at a tribunal for war crimes
|Claim by Nancy Pelosi: “80% of the people who were arrested or taken into custody following (the violence in Minneapolis) were from out of the area.”
PolitiFact rating: False
How a false claim about out-of-state protesters traveled from Minnesota officials to Trump, Pelosi
|Claim by Trump: TRUMP: “Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle.”
AP Fact Check rating: False
|(International: South Africa) Claim: A Facebook post claims police confiscated food parcels at a white squatter’s camp in South Africa.
Australian Associated Press rating:
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Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience