The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 5/04/2019

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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 Facebook posts: Says a Roman statesman in 42 B.C. had a “warning about Trump” when he said 2,000 years ago that a nation “cannot survive treason from within.”

Claim by William Barr: “No, I don’t [know what special counsel Robert Mueller’s team was complaining about in news reports]. I think — I think — I suspect that they probably wanted more put out, but in my view, I was not interested in putting out summaries or trying to summarize, because I think any s…

Washington Post
 rating: Three Pinocchios


Claim by Viral photo: A photo claims to show a sign that says: “Congratulations to President Donald Trump on reaching his 10,000th lie!!!!”

Claim by Greg Casar: Says one year ago, “no cities in the South had guaranteed paid sick days.”

Claim by Bernie Sanders: “You’ve got millions of families paying 40, 50, 60% of their limited incomes to put a roof over their heads.”

PolitiFact
 rating: True


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Douglas Zay

My only comment is that if you think a channel like CNN is left leaning, then you didn’t pay much attention during the Obama years. They were very much center left/right. Things are a little different with Trump, because he puts himself on the news everyday. For that reason it doesn’t make them bias, it’s them holding our politicians accountable.

Then on MSNBC you have mostly professionals that were FBI officials, ex prosecutors,, college professors, attorneys, or news paper reporters. Are you saying they’re putting out false information?