The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 5/31/2019


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 Donald Trump: “I don’t think so, because there was no crime. You know it’s high crimes and, not with or or, it’s high crimes and misdemeanors. There was no high crime and there was no misdemeanor, so how do you impeach based on that?”
 rating: Legal Experts Disagree

Claim by John Hickenlooper: “We beat the NRA with tough, tough gun laws” in Colorado.

 rating: True

Claim by Viral image: “D.A.R.E. removed cannabis from its list of gateway drugs.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says Donald Trump said he believes suicide bombers deserve the death penalty.

Claim by Viral Image: Says a Wisconsin welcome sign includes a message warning “criminals and terrorists” that over “170,000 Wisconsin residents have a legal permit to carry a handgun.”

 rating: Pants on Fire


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