The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 4/19/2019

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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: Hungarian police use pigs to deter Muslims from crossing the border into the country


Claim by Donna Howard: “There have been zero reported instances of any child born alive after an abortion in Texas.”


Claim by Bill Barr: Says Special Counsel Robert Mueller stated, “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

PolitiFact rating: Needs context


Claim by Bloggers: U.S. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar praised the destruction of Notre Dame cathedral in a fire that broke out in April 2019.

Snopes rating: False


Claim from Facebook: Singer Bruce Springsteen said, “You are not alone. Decent Americans out number [sic] Trump supporters 3 to 1.”

Check Your Fact Rating: False

FACT CHECK: DID BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SAY THAT ‘DECENT AMERICANS’ OUTNUMBER TRUMP SUPPORTERS?


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