The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 5/11/2019

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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 Joe Manchin: “19% of WVians rely on SNAP,” or food stamps.

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True


Claim by Brandon Creighton: “Texas actually leads in the number of (Confederate) monuments removed.”


Claim by Donald Trump: “Democrats are trying to stop” disaster relief aid from going to several states.

FactCheck.org rating: False


Claim by Viral image: “The city of Minneapolis has set up a Sharia hotline for residents to report citizens who criticize Islam, in order to prosecute them for ‘hate crimes.’”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire


Claim by Beto O’Rourke: State laws mandating universal background checks “have been shown to reduce gun violence by 50 percent.”

FactCheck.org rating: No Evidence


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