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

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 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…

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.”
 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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