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The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 06/30/2020

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 Viral meme: “Know what else wearing a mask does??? Anyone?? REMOVES YOUR CONCEAL CARRY ability. That’s right!! Its in the rules.”

FactCheck.org rating: False

Wearing Face Mask During Pandemic Doesn’t Affect Concealed Carry Permit

Claim via Social Media: Donald Trump found Paris Hilton “beautiful” and “sexually attractive” when she was 12 years old.

Reuters Fact Check rating: False

Fact check: Trump did not say Paris Hilton was sexually attractive at age 12

Claim by Trump: “Since imposing a very powerful 10 year prison sentence on those that Vandalize Monuments, Statues etc., with many people being arrested all over our Country, the Vandalism has completely stopped.”

AP Fact Check rating: False

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hypes bid to stem monument vandalism

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims to show a member of the Proud Boys at a protest in the Michigan Capitol building.

Check your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: VIRAL IMAGE CLAIMS TO SHOW A MEMBER OF THE PROUD BOYS AT A MICHIGAN PROTEST

Claim via Social Media: An image shared on Facebook claims Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates visited convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein’s private island at least 17 times.

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID BILL GATES VISIT JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S PRIVATE ISLAND AT LEAST 17 TIMES?

(International: Australia) Claim: A Facebook post claims a drug company whistleblower says a COVID-19 vaccine will cause infertility.

Australian Associated Press 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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