The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 12/19/2018


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: “Wow, 19,000 Texts between Lisa Page and her lover, Peter S of the FBI, in charge of the Russia Hoax, were just reported as being wiped clean and gone.”
 rating: False

Claim by Viral image: A meme claims the Justice Department “dropped” the campaign finance charges against former Democratic Sen. John Edwards. rating: Distorts The Facts

Claim by Bloggers: Quotes incoming U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as saying “under capitalism, man oppresses man. Under socialism, it’s the other way around.”

 rating: Pants On Fire

Claim by Dan Blue: “Public trust in our election system is at an all-time low.”

Claim by Alberta Darling: “Democrats flip flop on pre-existing conditions.”


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