The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 4/26/2019


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 Bernie Sanders: “In my own state of Vermont, from the very first days of our state’s history, what our Constitution says is that everybody can vote. That is true. So people in jail can vote.”

Claim by The Partnership for Safe Medicines: Florida state senators “are pushing a new government program that allows prescription drugs from China without FDA inspection.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Claim by Amy Klobuchar: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “has tried to defund special education.” rating: Distorts the Facts

Claim by Viral image: “Border guards found 52 tons of guns and ammunition in 14 Conex containers disguised as furniture. This ‘furniture’ is from Muslim immigrants who have come to America”

Claim by Viral Meme: Hillary Clinton said “Look, the average Democrat voter is just plain stupid. They’re easy to manipulate. That’s the easy part,”

Check Your Fact Rating: False


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