The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 2/7/2019


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 Viral image: A Virginia principal “expelled two kids for wearing a crucifix around their necks saying, ‘there is no place for religion at school.’”

Claim by Bloggers: “The KKK was formed by the Democratic Party.”


Claim by Donald Trump: “We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs.”
 rating: Exaggerates

Claim by Stacey Abrams: Since the Republican tax cuts became law, “plants are closing, layoffs are looming, and wages struggle to keep pace with the actual cost of living.”
 rating: Distorts The Facts

Claim by Donald Trump: “Americans pay vastly more than people in other countries for the exact same drugs, often made in the exact same place.”

 rating: Pretty Accurate


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