The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 2/19/2019


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 memes: Claims that former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke referred to seniors and wounded veterans as “garbage.”
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: “I believe Obama would have gone to war with North Korea. I think he was ready to go to war.”

 rating: No Evidence For That

Claim by Facebook posts: Quotes Mike Pence as saying that people with pre-existing conditions need “more Jesus care,” not health care.

Claim: The Opportunity rover’s final message to NASA from Mars was “My battery is low and it’s getting dark.” rating: Mostly False

Claim: A photograph shows a group of women in KKK garb holding a sign reading “Women of the Democrat Party.”


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