The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 4/30/2019

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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 by Donald Trump: The Russia investigation “was a coup. This was an attempted overthrow of the United States government.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Pants on Fire


Claim by Donald Trump: With a late-term abortion, “the mother meets with the doctor. They take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully. And then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby.”

PolitiFact
 rating: False


Claim by Facebook posts: Says Mitch McConnell was cured of polio when he was a child by government-funded care and now he’s trying to take that same care away from millions of Americans

Claim by Tim Ryan: “Half the country today has either diabetes or prediabetes.”


Claim by Viral meme: “Thanks to the immigrants who illegally cross the U.S. Mexican border, and the Democrats who refuse to stop them, the Measles virus has been declared a public health emergency in 2019.”

FactCheck.org
rating: False


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