The Latest Fact Checks from IFCN Fact Checkers 1/19/2019

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 Sen. Jeff Merkley: The government shutdown “does damage to all kinds of people who are making applications, whether it’s benefits for Social Security or for Medicare.” rating: False

Claim by Various websites: Congresswomen “Tlaib and Omar Co-sponsor Bill to Recognize Muslim Holidays as Federal Holidays” rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: “El Paso … went from being one of the most dangerous cities in the country to one of the safest cities in the country overnight” after “a wall was put up” along the Mexico border. rating: False

Claim by Viral image: Says Elizabeth Warren has a racist figurine in her kitchen.
PolitiFact rating: Pants On Fire

Claim by Facebook post: “Trump said illegal immigration has been a problem in America for ‘thousands of years.'”
PolitiFact rating: False


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