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 post on Facebook: Pepsi admitted an employee contaminated its products with AIDS.
PolitiFact rating: Pants On Fire
Claim by Patricia Fahy: As for recreational marijuana revenue projections, “we are seeing all those numbers reach disappointing levels in the states that have legalized. They’re not meeting their targets for the most part.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
Claim: A person can be seen committing suicide by jumping from a bridge in the background of a scene in the movie “The Basketball Diaries.”
Claim: A video of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s niece saying he was a Republican proves the the civil rights leader was affiliated with that party.
Claim: Nathan Phillips falsely claimed to be a U.S. military veteran who served in the Vietnam War.
Snopes.com rating: Unproven