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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