The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 2/26/2019


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 meme: “Before you buy Girl Scout cookies, be aware that they support Planned Parenthood, which now endorses full term abortions.”
 rating: No Evidence

Claim by Facebook posts: Says President Barack Obama is urging Chicago’s mayor to pressure prosecutors into not charging Jussie Smollett.

PolitiFact rating: Pants On Fire

Claim by @AOCPress: @AOCPress: “We must block Trump from stopping the return of the heroic Alabama mother from ISIS. In many ways she is more of a hero then our veterans. Welcome home sister!” rating: Fake Parody Twitter Account

Claim by Bloggers: Says 89 members of Congress “hold dual citizenship with Israel.”

Claim by Facebook post: “In 1963 Bernie Sanders was arrested for throwing eggs at black civil rights protestors.”


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