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 Mike Pence: “The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated.”
FactCheck.org rating: Spins The Facts
Claim by Viral image: A meme quotes Clemson University’s quarterback as saying the team’s White House dinner was “the best meal we ever had.”
FactCheck.org rating: False
Claim: The IRS admitted it encourages undocumented immigrants to “steal” Social Security numbers for taxes.
Claim by Multiple Sources: U.S. Representatives Rashid Tlaib and Ilhan Omar co-sponsored legislation to recognize Muslim holidays as federal holidays.
Claim: A leaked email proves that President Obama once spent $65,000 of taxpayer money on hot dogs.