The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/21/2019


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 A tweet: Says Beto O’Rourke “gave the remaining $4.5+ mill from his Senate race to (the Texas Democratic Party) a few months ago, & the Party sent the money back to him on the day of his announcement.”

Claim by Julian Castro: Says President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget “slashes investments in health care to pay for tax cuts to billionaires.”

PolitiFact rating: Half True

Claim by Donald Trump: “A Suffolk/USA Today Poll, just out, states, ‘50% of Americans AGREE that Robert Mueller’s investigation is a Witch Hunt.’” rating: Some Experts Question Results

Claim by Donald Trump: Said “I don’t really” see white nationalism as a rising threat around the world. rating: Experts Disagree

Claim by BrexitCentral: All EU members have to adopt the Euro after 2020.

Full Fact rating: Incorrect.The Uk And Denmark Have Opt-outs So Don’t Have To Join The Euro. The Seven Countries Without An Opt-out And Not Already In The Euro Are Supposed To Join It, But Only Once They Meet Certain Conditions. There Is Currently No Time Limit On This Process.


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