The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 2/20/2019


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 Xavier Becerra: President Obama “didn’t change laws. He didn’t try to dismiss laws. He was simply trying to work within the framework of our immigration laws in dealing with DACA and the DAPA program.”
 rating: Spins The Facts

Claim by Stephen Miller: Says, in making the case for the border wall, “the reality is that more than half the people crossing the border are what we call non-impactable. They can’t be turned around.” rating: Spins The Facts

Claim by Facebook posts: Says former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz once said that he would “hire an illegal immigrant” before he would hire a veteran.

Claim by Rush Limbaugh: “Climate change is nothing but a bunch of computer models that attempt to tell us what’s going to happen in 50 years or 30. Notice the predictions are never for next year or the next 10 years. They’re always for way, way, way, way out there, when none of us are going to be aroun…

Claim by Matt Gaetz: “One out of every five people that the federal government charges with murder is an illegal alien.”


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