The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/8/2019

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 Phil Berger: “Since 2011, the gap in high school graduation rates between African-American students and all students has been cut in half, from 6.4 percent to 3.1 percent.”

Claim by AFP Fact Check: Islam indoctrination in Canada schools

Claim by Donald Trump: “President Obama, from what they tell me, was under a similar kind of a thing [congressional inquiries] — didn’t give one letter. They didn’t do anything. They didn’t give one letter of the request.”
 rating: False

Claim by Hillary Clinton: “Between 2012, the prior presidential election, where we still had the Voting Rights Act, and 2016, when my name was on the ballot, there were fewer voters registered in Georgia than then there had been those prior four years.”

Claim by Hillary Clinton: The “best studies” show that “somewhere between 40[000] and 80,000 people were turned away from the polls” in Wisconsin in 2016 because of the state’s voter ID law.
 rating: No Evidence


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