The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 2/28/2019


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 Sen. Bernie Sanders: President Donald Trump sought to “throw 32 million people off of the health care they had.”
 rating: Misleading

Claim by North Carolina Republican Party: Says replacing NC Supreme Court Chief Justice with most experienced justice is a “longstanding, nonpartisan tradition.”

 rating: Mostly False

Claim by Viral image: A photo shows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with her legs spread.

Claim by Viral image: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “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!”

PolitiFact rating: Pants On Fire

Claim: A photograph shows a billboard in the U.S. promoting the wearing of hijabs.


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