The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/22/2019


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 Kamala Harris: “College debt has increased 170 percent since 2006 and now exceeds $1.5 trillion dollars, which is second only to mortgage debt and surpasses even credit card debt.”

Claim by Cory Booker: “Farmer suicide rates are as high as they have been since the Great Depression.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Claim by Facebook posts: Says the Looney Tunes cartoon character Yosemite Sam was banned from television for being too violent.

Claim by Multiple Sources: A New York Democratic politician named Jenna Tull said that Americans should be euthanized when they hit 70. rating: False

Claim by Amy Klobuchar: “If you look at the data, you will see there was a 65 percent decrease in incarceration of African Americans when you go from the beginning of my term to the end.”


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