The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 4/06/2019


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 Kirsten Gillibrand: April 2 is “the day actually in the year when a woman has to work all last year and up until today to earn the same as a white man doing the same job.”
 rating: False

Claim by Donna Campbell: Abortion providers perform almost 60,000 procedures in Texas every year.

 rating: Mostly True

Claim by Pete Buttigieg: “Since 1973, the income of the bottom 90 percent, so pretty much all of us, didn’t budge, or even retreated a little bit.”

 rating: Half True

Claim by Julian Castro: Says that the George W. Bush administration in 2005 revived a long-standing law when it “decided to charge those that crossed the border with criminal violations, rather than civil ones.”

Claim by Joshua Higginbotham: “Tens of thousands of jobs (are) created in West Virginia by the natural gas and oil industries.”

 rating: It’s hard to say


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