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

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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.

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