The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 2/13/2019


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 Donald Trump: “You can keep your doctor, remember that, 28 times. That didn’t happen; turned out to be a lie. Hey, where are the fact-checkers?”
 rating: Wrong, We Checked That

Claim by ‘Magnum P.I.’ Star’s Final Words : ‘Help Trump To Help America’

Hoax Alert – Lead Stories rating: False

Claim by Ilhan Omar: “In 2017, the CEO of McDonalds got paid $21.8 million. The median pay for a McDonald’s worker that year was $7,000. This is a moral outrage. We need a $15 minimum wage so that no one is paid a poverty wage.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Quotes Kurt Cobain saying in 1993 that he wouldn’t be surprised if his generation eventually elected a “true outsider” a “business tycoon who can’t be bought” … “someone like Donald Trump”

PolitiFact rating: Pants On Fire

Claim by Facebook post: Green New Deal “Calls For End To Air Travel & To Build Trains Over The Oceans!”


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