The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 1/17/2019


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 Mike Pence: “The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated.” 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.”
 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.


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