The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 3/29/2019


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 Julián Castro: Says Donald Trump’s health care policies have “left millions more Americans uninsured since he took office.”

Claim: An image of a plant with phallic-looking structures is a genuine botanical specimen.

Claim by Multiple sources: New Zealand broadcast Muslim call to prayer, removed Jesus from parliamentary prayer after Christchurch mosque shootings

Claim by Person: Police in Florida shot mental health therapist Charles Kinsey as he lay on the ground with his hands up while trying to care for a patient.

Truth or Fiction
 rating: True

Claim by Facebook posts: “Right here (in West Virginia), they are building new houses … so that 321 Syrian Muslims can move down into this neighborhood in two months. … (A funeral home) is to be torn down in two months, and a mosque is going to built there.”


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