The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 12/20/2018


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: “Border agents discover body of 6-year-old girl: ‘She was raped By 30 men’.”

Claim by Bloggers: Says “Cost of Mueller’s investigation: $3,200,00; Benghazi “investigation”: $7,000,000; Trump’s golfing trips: $83,000,000; New debt from Republican tax bill: $1,500,000,000,000.”

PolitiFact rating: Half True

Claim: Former Vice President Joe Biden once said, “[If] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.”

Claim by Bloggers: Quotes Sen. Elizabeth Warren as saying “If women need to be raped by Muslims to prove our tolerance, so be it. Then thank goodness for Planned Parenthood.”

Claim: David “Avocado” Wolfe once posted a meme describing solar power as non-renewable because the light solar panels absorb is lost forever.


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