The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 5/15/2019


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 Multiple sources: Donald Trump has provided special flights between New York and Mumbai so Indians can travel to vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Claim by Viral meme: Meme claims 7,182 students have been “killed in U.S. schools” since 2012.
 rating: False

Claim by Viral Image: Says Donald Trump scored a 73 on an IQ test administered to him while in high school at New York Military Academy.

Claim by Donald Trump: Tariffs are “paid for mostly by China, by the way, not by us.”

Claim by Beto O’Rourke: “Race is the No. 1 indicator for where toxic and polluting facilities are today.”


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