The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 1/11/2019


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 Donald Trump: “When I say Mexico is going to pay for the wall, that’s what I said. Mexico is going to pay. I didn’t say they’re going to write me a check for $20 billion or $10 billion.”

Claim by Mick Mulvaney: The U.S. “would actually be on a glide path to balancing the budget” had Congress enacted Trump’s 2018 plan.
 rating: Distorts The Facts

Claim: A video shows a group of immigrants rioting in Italy.

Claim: A marijuana bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives during the 116th Congress is numbered H.R. 420 — a reference to marijuana culture.
 rating: True

Claim: Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib tweeted that “Americans have spent decades raping and pillaging my people.”


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