The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 5/21/2019

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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 Multiple sources: A video shows a palm tree flying in the air and the caption claims that it was a miracle by Allah

Claim by Wayne Messam: In Florida, “it’s illegal for mayors to even bring up gun reform for discussion.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Mostly False


Claim by Amy Klobuchar: “We’ve had a 30% increase in suicides in this country in just 15 years.”


Claim by Cory Booker: “When Connecticut did licensing, their shootings dropped, their murders dropped 40%. Suicides dropped 15%.”

PolitiFact rating: Mostly True


Claim: Conservative News claimed that Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that, if elected president, her first act would be to “impeach Donald Trump.”

Check Your Fact rating: False

DID MAXINE WATERS SAY SHE WOULD IMPEACH TRUMP IF ELECTED PRESIDENT?


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