The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/19/2019


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: A meme that asks “When will liberals check out the Quran?” lists nine supposed quotes from the Muslim holy book.
 rating: Out Of Context

Claim by Facebook posts: Florida drivers who have their cell phones “in hand” can be ticketed $250 and sent to “driving school.”

Claim by Multiple Sources: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wore a hijab and offered financial assistance in support of Christchurch shooting victims.
 rating: True

Claim by Multiple Sources: The Obama family was caught up in the March 2019 college admissions scandal.

Claim by Facebook posts: Says Prince invested in Nike in 1971, recruited Michael Jordan to the company in 1983 and designed the first Air Jordans.

 rating: Pants On Fire


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