The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 12/7/2018

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 Bloggers: Says Ann Coulter said, “I am a settler. I am descended from settlers — not from immigrants.”

Claim by Donald Trump: Suggests French President Emmanuel Macron “agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago. The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed …”
 rating: No Evidence Macron Agrees

Claim by David McKinley: The United States “spends more on potato chips than we do on ALL energy R&D.”

Claim by Richard Ojeda: At General Motors, CEO Mary Barra “took home almost 22 MILLION DOLLARS last year alone (295x your company’s average employee).”

PolitiFact rating: True

Claim: A photograph of Central American asylum seekers using mobile phones calls into question how they pay for those services.


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