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.”

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.


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MBFC News was founded by Dave Van Zandt in 2015. Dave studied Communications in college and over the years has focused on personal research in media bias and the role of media in politics. Dave is a registered Non-Affiliated voter who values evidence based reporting.

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