Media Bias/Fact Check

The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 1/16/2019


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 Various websites: “BREAKING: Trump Family Donates $1 Billion To Wall Fund”
 rating: False

Claim by Delaware Health and Social Services: “March 2019 and on-going food benefits WILL NOT be available until further notice. Clients are encouraged to use their food benefits as soon as possible in case SNAP benefits are unavailable in March.”

Claim by Viral image: “Lettuce killed more Americans this year than undocumented immigrants.”
Claim: Clemson football quarterback Trevor Lawrence defended the fast food meal his team received at the White House, saying it was “the best meal we ever had.”
Claim: Muslim woman in Iran buried in the ground about to be stoned to death