The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 1/21/2019

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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 Viral Image: After the White House fast food dinner, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said the “coastal elite media” trashed it “for not being organic vegan” and that it was “a perfect blue collar party.”

Claim: Abraham Lincoln once said that ‘We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts.’

Snopes.com rating: Correct Attribution


Claim by Multiple Sources: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez passed a ‘Change Unfit New Textbooks Act’ requiring that school textbooks be scrubbed of any mention of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Claim: President Trump cited the city of San Antonio, Texas, as an example of a city made much safer by the construction of a wall.

Snopes.com rating: True


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