The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 5/22/2019


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: Says NASA spent more than $165 million over 10 years to develop a pen that “writes in zero gravity, upside down” and in extreme temperatures while the “Russians used a pencil instead.”

Claim by Donald Trump: Says Joe Biden “deserted you. … I guess he was born here, but he left you, folks. He left you for another state.”

 rating: Mostly False

Claim by Viral image: Vanilla ice cream was black until 1912, when “white people couldn’t tolerate eating something that tasted soooooo delicious being black.”

Claim by Viral image: A viral meme attributes a quote about how “to anger” a conservative and a liberal to President Theodore Roosevelt.
 rating: No Evidence

Claim by Viral Image: Says a photo of a park covered in trash was left behind by “environmentalists” after an Earth Day celebration in California.

 rating: False


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