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 Various Facebook posts: Facebook posts claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican.
FactCheck.org rating: No Evidence
Claim by Maria Bartiromo:
“According to the Tax Foundation, the top 10 percent of earners already pay almost 80 percent of all taxes.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
Claim by Sen. Bernie Sanders: “More than half of older workers have no retirement savings – zero.”
FactCheck.org rating: Not The Whole Story
Claim by Facebook posts: “18 million illegal immigrants got their government checks this month” while federal workers remain unpaid.
PolitiFact rating: Pants On Fire
Claim: The DOJ changed the definition of domestic violence on their website without explanation.