The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 4/04/2019

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 Jeremiah Samples: “We have had an increase of 67 percent (in) the number of children taken into state custody since 2014.”

Claim by Mitch Carmichael: In West Virginia, “our students enter in at fourth grade the first time they’re tested, 37th or 38th in the nation—which is not good, but it’s not horrible. By the time they’re in the 8th grade, they’re 46th or 47th, and then upon 11th grade testing they’re near last.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “When the wind stops blowing, that’s the end of your electric.”

 rating: Mostly False

Claim by Viral video: A video claims to show a “Muslim Rally in New York City demanding their Sharia Rights!”

Claim by Andrew Yang: “America’s life expectancy has declined for the last three years in a row, the first time in a hundred years, because of surges in suicides and drug overdoses.”


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