The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 1/31/2019

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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 worldnewsdailyreport.com: Elderly couple accidentally burns house down during sex game involving WW2 flamethrower

Claim by Kamala D. Harris: “I did not oppose the bill [calling for independent investigations of police use of deadly force]. I had a process when I was attorney general of not weighing in on bills and initiatives because, as attorney general, I had a responsibility for writing the title and summary. So I…

Washington Post
 rating: Wrong


Claim by Viral posts: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent “almost $500 million to renovate her office” during the government shutdown.

Claim by Donald Trump: “58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas.”

FactCheck.org
 rating: False


Claim: Fifteen homeless people in Chicago were found dead on the street because of record-low temperatures that hit the city in late January 2019.

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