The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/26/2019


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 William Barr: “The special counsel’s decision to describe the facts of his obstruction investigation without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the attorney general to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime.”

Claim by Rep. Jerry Nadler: “We know that [President Trump] fired the FBI director, as he put it to the — to NBC, to take care of the Russian thing, in order to stop the investigation of various people associated with him.” rating: Distorts The Facts

Claim by Viral meme: A viral meme claims that environmentalists littered a California park on Earth Day rating: False

Claim by Rep. Jerry Nadler: “We know that the president’s son and campaign manager were involved in a meeting with the Russians to receive stolen — what they thought was … information stolen by the Russians from the Democratic National Committee. … That’s the way the email inviting them to the meeting …
 rating: Distorts The Facts

Claim by Facebook posts: Says a photograph of Harriet Tubman shows she was a “gun-toting, Democrat-shooting, 2nd Amendment-supporting Republican.”

 rating: False


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