The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 5/08/2019


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 Facebook posts: Quotes Valerie Jarrett as saying she is an “Iranian by birth” and seeks to “change America to be a more Islamic country”

Claim by Viral Image: Says a photo of a young girl crying alongside an ISIS member is a Christian being forced into sexual slavery as a child bride.

Claim by Viral image: Bill de Blasio is “banning hot dog sales to stop climate change.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “We’re charging China tariffs. We’ve never taken in 10 cents from China, and now we’re taking in billions and billions of dollars.”
 rating: Distorts the Facts

Claim by Fake tweet: Fake tweet claims President Donald Trump said: “When I deport Ilhan Omar we can just say ‘some people did something’.” rating: False


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