The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 4/11/2019


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 Candace Owens: The Southern strategy is a “myth” that “never happened.”

Claim by Pete Buttigieg: “We cut unemployment by more than half” in South Bend, Ind.

 rating: Mostly True

Claim by Donald Trump: “President Obama separated the children. … I’m the one that stopped it.”
 rating: False

Claim by Facebook posts: In 20 years “there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the president.”

Claim by Viral image: A meme claims an anti-America protest photo was taken in Michigan.
 rating: False

Claim by Viral image: “Health and Human Services admits they have never conducted federally-required monitoring of vaccine safety for over 30 years.”


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