The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 2/15/2019


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 saw South Korea, they were paying us $500 million a year. I say you got to do more. You got to give more. Anyway. Now they’re up to almost $900 million.”
 rating: Distorts The Facts

Claim by Donald Trump: “Last year Juarez had 1,200 murders, El Paso, right next door, a few feet away, had 23 murders. … Walls work, actually there’s nothing like them for what we’re talking about.”
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Donald Trump: “Violent crime is now going down for the first time in a long while.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly False


Claim by Viral image: Eric Trump said, “The president should be able to choose governors, senators, and congressmen, just like our founders meant it to be. The only election should be for president.”

Claim by Jerrold Nadler: “In 2011, for example, the United Kingdom had 146 deaths due to gun violence; Denmark, 71; Portugal, 142; and Japan, 30. But last year, in the United States, almost 40,000.”


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