The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 5/30/2019

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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 William Barr: If special counsel Robert Mueller had found facts sufficient to constitute obstruction of justice, “I think he would state it” in his report.

FactCheck.org
 rating: Not What Mueller Said


Claim by Viral image: Nancy Pelosi said, “Just because someone is here illegally doesn’t mean they broke any of our laws.”

PolitiFact
 rating: False


Claim by Justin Amash: “In fact, ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors’ is not defined in the Constitution and does not require corresponding statutory charges. The context implies conduct that violates the public trust—and that view is echoed by the Framers of the Constitution and early American scholars.”

Claim by Multiple sources: Facebook donating $1 for each share

Claim on Facebook: An image shared on Facebook claimed that Oscar-winning actress and director Jodie Foster said, “Attacking the rich is not envy, it is self defense.”

Check Your Fact Rating: False

DID JODIE FOSTER SAY THAT ATTACKING THE RICH IS ‘SELF-DEFENSE’?


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