The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/7/2019


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: “Reminder: This building in Oklahoma City was blown up and destroyed just 4 days before Hillary Clinton was to be indicted in the Whitewater scandal. All documents lost!”
 rating: False

Claim by Jim Justice: “This is the largest cumulative surplus for the first six months of any fiscal year in state history.”

 rating: Mostly True

Claim by Viral image: Meme claims “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was fired from ‘Hot Dog on a Stick’ in 2008 – for incompetence.” rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Switzerland gives every citizen a gun

AFP Fact Check rating: False

Claim by Hillary Clinton: “I was the first person who ran for president without the protection of the Voting Rights Act, and I will tell you, it makes a really big difference. And it doesn’t just make a difference in Alabama and Georgia; it made a difference in Wisconsin, where the best studies that have…


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