The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 5/25/2019

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 Viral video: A social media video appears to show Nancy Pelosi slurring her words during an interview at the Center for American Progress Ideas Conference.
 rating: It’s a Doctored Video

Claim by Joe Biden: The auto industry thought the Obama administration’s fuel standards were “a good idea” and automakers “didn’t even agree” with President Donald Trump’s proposal to roll them back.
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Facebook posts: Quotes Mark Twain as saying of journalists that it is “far better” to “fear the media for they will steal your honor” and describes them as “a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons…”

Claim by Viral photo: A photo caption claims: “No, This Is Not Woodstock- This Is A Trump Rally In Pennsylvania Yesterday!”
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: “Only 12% of legal immigrants are selected based on skill or based on merit. In countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and others, that number is closer to 60, and even 70 and 75% in some cases.”

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