The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/1/2019


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 Donald Trump: “Now, China is paying us, right now, billions and billions of dollars of tariffs a month. Every month, billions of dollars. I love it.” rating: False

Claim by Viral meme: “Student loan interest, medical expenses, property taxes” aren’t tax deductible this year. rating: False

Claim by Social media posts: Viral posts claim Sen. Kamala Harris is Jussie Smollett’s aunt. rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: “The Democrat(ic) position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Claim by Multiple Sources: California Senate Bill 145 would shield pedophiles who rape children from having to register as sex offenders.


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