The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/14/2019


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 Jay Inslee: “We have developed a wind industry (in Washington state) from zero to $6 billion in 12 years.”

Claim by Rep. Steve Scalise: “We had legislation on the floor to prevent people that are here illegally from voting. And you saw Democrats vote against that. In essence, voting to allow people here illegally to vote in elections.”
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Dan Crenshaw: Says HR 1 would “legalize” the kind of fraud found in North Carolina

Claim by Viral image: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “We’ll never have to worry about China attacking us! They are 12 hours ahead, so we’ll have plenty of time to shoot down their missiles!”

PolitiFact rating: Pants On Fire

Claim: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that she opposed daylight saving time because “the extra hour of sunlight drastically speeds up climate change.”


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Vera Stinson

For a site that claims to check for media bias, you seem to have a lot of media bias going on yourselves. The questions about who you support that link to Trump memorabilia, there seems to have a lot of bias toward to right, hard to the right. What we need in this country is more support in the middle. What you people are doing is driving for civil war. That went so well last time, right?