The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/6/2019

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: “Then, in 1913, they ended tariffs, okay? They [U.S. officials] ended tariffs. Somebody got stupid and they ended tariffs.” rating: False

Claim by Facebook: Says Bernie Sanders marched with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in Cuba.

Claim by Viral image: “Obama settled 43,000 Somalian refugees in Minnesota. As of 2016, there were around 80,000. No wonder Ilhan Omar was elected. It was planned.”

Claim by Multiple Sources: A bill before the Oregon state legislature is “designed to allow for the starving of patients with dementia or mental illness” to death.

Claim: A photograph of U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib being arrested is being removed from Facebook to protect her reputation.


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