The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 4/05/2019


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 Mark Meadows: “The previous administration under President Barack Obama really was the first time that we didn’t ask a citizenship-type question … for the first time in a century, a citizenship question was not included in 2010.”

Claim by Donald Trump: Says his father, Fred Trump, was “born in a very wonderful place in Germany.”

 rating: Pants on Fire

Claim by Donald Trump: For the “first time” in “decades” Mexico “has been starting to apprehend a lot of people at their southern border coming in” from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
 rating: False

Claim by Bloggers: Americans “would run out of avocados in three weeks” if imports from Mexico were stopped due to a border closure.

Claim by Viral image: A photograph shows Joe Biden kissing a woman behind Lindsey Graham.

 rating: Pants on Fire


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