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 image: A meme quotes actor Kurt Russell as saying, “President Donald J. Trump is relentless. I’ve never seen a man so dedicated & determined.”
Claim: In 2014, Mexican authorities arrested and tortured a U.S. Marine for “accidentally crossing the border,” tying him to a bed for nine months in the process.
Snopes.com rating: Mixture
Claim by Amy Klobuchar: “After a decade of progress, the rate of uninsured children is now rising.”
Claim by Donald Trump: Says the United States loses “250 Billion Dollars a year on illegal immigration, not including the terrible drug flow. Top Border Security, including a Wall, is $25 Billion. Pays for itself in two months.”
Claim by Viral meme: “Hillary Clinton in 2013: ‘I would like to see people like Donald Trump run for office; they’re honest and can’t be bought.'”
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