The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 2/27/2019


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 Wiley Nickel: Says a Republican bill “pays for school construction with teacher pay raises.”

Claim by Jared Kushner: “I provided a list of those contacts in the normal course, (…) prior to any inquiries or media reports about my form.”

 rating: Raises Doubts

Claim by Donald Trump: Suggests percentage of “illegal aliens” in federal prisons supports the need for a national emergency to build a border wall. rating: Misleading

Claim by Alternative News Network: MMR vaccine causes autism

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Claim by Viral meme: “100+ illegals caught, 8Feb2019, Arivaca, AZ…” rating: False


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