The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 12/15/2018

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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: Meme quotes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as saying, “Under capitalism, man oppresses man. Under socialism, it’s the other way around.”

FactCheck.org
 rating: False


Claim by Donald Trump: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement “is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!”

FactCheck.org rating: Experts Say It Won’t

Claim by Bloggers: Quotes Donald Trump as saying in 2013, “A shutdown falls on the President’s lack of leadership. He can’t even control his own party and get people together in a room. A shutdown means the president is weak.”

Claim by Sputnik News: “The Friday airstrikes of the US-led Coalition have completely destroyed a hospital in the Syrian city of Hajin in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province, Ikhbariya broadcaster reported.”


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MBFC News was founded by Dave Van Zandt in 2015. Dave studied Communications in college and over the years has focused on personal research in media bias and the role of media in politics. Dave is a registered Non-Affiliated voter who values evidence based reporting.

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