The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 2/12/2019


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: Adam Schiff used taxpayer money to silence a man who accused him of sexual harassment.

Claim by Bloggers: Courts have “quietly confirmed” that the MMR vaccine causes autism

Claim by Alcee Hastings: “In 2018, we endured a school shooting nearly once a week.”

PolitiFact rating: Half True

Claim by Toni Preckwinkle: Says Susana Mendoza is a supporter of the death penalty who could administer it herself and “‘…sleep like a baby at night…’”

PolitiFact rating: Pants On Fire

Claim by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “There are multiple doctored GND [Green New Deal] resolutions and FAQs floating around. There was also a draft version that got uploaded + taken down. There’s also draft versions floating out there. Point is, the real one is our submitted resolution, H.Res. 109.”


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