The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 5/01/2019

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 Viral meme: “Border Agents Discover Body Of 6-Year-Old Girl: ‘She Was Raped By 30 Men.'”
 rating: False

Claim by Social media posts: A viral image claims Donald Trump made a series of incendiary remarks about Africans while speaking in Indianapolis in October 2015.
 rating: False

Claim by Joe Biden: “$2 trillion tax cut last year. Did you feel it? Did you get anything from it? Of course not. Of course not. All of it went to folks at the top and corporations that pay no taxes.” rating: False

Claim by Letitia James: “The enumeration clause speaks to the count of every individual, and not just Americans, not just citizens.”

Claim on Facebook: A meme shared on Facebook claimed that former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said, “If we made Mexican food illegal, illegal aliens wouldn’t be able to eat in the United States and all illegal border crossings would stop.”

Check Your Fact Rating: False


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