The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 2/5/2019


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 Al Sharpton Files FOIA Request to Release Trump’s Tax Returns

Claim by post on Facebook: Says Hillary Clinton dressed up in blackface.

PolitiFact rating: Pants On Fire

Claim by Shelley Moore Capito: “Our economy is growing at its fastest pace in nearly four years. Unemployment is at an all-time low.”

Claim by West Virginia Democratic Party: “FACT: Unemployment rate has not decreased since @WVGovernor took office.”

 rating: Mostly False

Claim by Facebook post: Says that Ronald Reagan said he felt like he “was the one shaking hands with the president” when he met Donald Trump.


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