The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/27/2019


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 Kellyanne Conway: “[W]hat we know from the Mueller report, through the Barr memo, is instructive not so much for what it says, but for what it doesn’t say, … no — quote — ‘obstructive conduct.’”

Claim by Bob Hall: “We now have several hundred teachers that are over 100 years old and what I’ve read recently is that a baby born today, their age expectancy is 110, at least.”

 rating: Half True

Claim by Joe Biden: The Trump budget “cuts $845 billion, almost a trillion dollar cut in Medicare.”

Claim by Mark Walker: “HR 1 is going to take your hard-earned tax dollars and millions more and send them to (a political candidate’s) campaign so (they) can put ads on TV.”

Claim by Viral Image: Shows a photo of two similar Wall Street Journal newspapers with different headlines about President Donald Trump, and describes the editions as, “Same paper, same dates, different markets. What did you just learn? Feeling manipulated yet?”

 rating: False


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