The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 1/8/2019


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 Republican National Committee: “This is immoral: Instead of addressing the border crisis here at home, the Pelosi plan would spend $54 billion taxpayer money on foreign countries.”
 rating: Misleading

Claim by North Carolina Democratic Party: Legislators are “ramming through a provision that’ll make investigations like #NC09 less transparent.”

Claim by Bloggers: A woman died mysteriously after reporting on Robert Mueller destroying text messages.

Claim by Andrew Cuomo: New York has passed “the best paid family leave” program in the United States of America.

Claim by Kirstjen Nielsen: “CBP has stopped over 3,000, what we call, special-interest aliens trying to come into the country on the southern border. Those are aliens who the intel community has identified are of concern.

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