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The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/26/2020

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 Charile Kirk (Turning Point USA): U.S. police killed eight unarmed Black men in 2019

USA Today Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Police killed more unarmed Black men in 2019 than conservative activist claimed

Claim by Dan Forest: “North Carolina is one of four states” that hasn’t opened gyms.

Politifact rating: True

How many states have reopened gyms?

Claim by My Healthy Life Guru: Did NBC News report that all Americans would have microchip implants by the end of 2020, and that these Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags will allow the U.S. government to track and identify them instantly?

Lead Stories rating: False

Fact Check: NBC News Did NOT Report All Americans Will Receive A Microchip Implant By The End Of 2020

Claim by Priorities USA: Says President Trump said coronavirus testing makes the U.S. look bad, “so I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down.’”

PolitiFact rating: True

Yes, Trump said positive COVID-19 tests are making the US “look bad,” referenced slowing testing

Claim by Leaders of Dream City Church: which hosted President Trump’s Tuesday rally in Phoenix, Arizona, released a video ahead of the event claiming that they’d installed an air purification system that “kills 99.9 percent of COVID in 10 minutes.”

The Dispatch rating: No Evidence

Does an Air Purifier Used at the Site of Trump’s Phoenix Rally Kill ‘99.9 Percent of COVID’?

(International: Philippines) Claim: by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte – New People’s Army started anti-government war in the 1950s

FactRakers 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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