The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/9/2019


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 Social media posts: “Chicago now has City ID Cards which allow illegal immigrants to vote in local, state & federal elections”
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: “We are on track to APPREHEND more than one million people coming across the Southern Border this year.”
 rating: False

Claim by Ron DeSantis: “I’ve already traveled to Washington, D.C., and secured a historic commitment from the Trump administration to provide assistance to the communities that Michael battered.”

Claim by Jay Inslee: “The forest fires were so grotesque last year that we had the worst air in the world in Washington.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True

Claim by Viral image: Winston Churchill said, “When you’re 20, you care what everyone thinks, when you’re 40 you stop caring what everyone thinks, when you’re 60, you realize no one was ever thinking about you in the first place.”


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