The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 12/18/2018


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 Donald Trump: “Last year alone, we lifted 1 million Americans out of poverty, which is a record.”
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: Tariffs will “MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN.”

 rating: Most Experts Would Disagree

Claim by Person: Christmas was illegal in the United States until 1836.

Truth or Fiction rating: Not True

Claim by Person: Social justice warriors and millennials are demanding Santa Claus be ‘gender neutral.’

Truth or Fiction
 rating: Decontextualized


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