The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 1/26/2019

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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 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.”


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.


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