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 Ben Carson: Says more than 100,000 people are waiting for public housing in Houston and people who are in the country illegally are taking their spaces.
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False
Claim by Viral video: A social media video appears to show Nancy Pelosi slurring her words during a speaking engagement at the Commonwealth Club.
FactCheck.org rating: It’s a Doctored Video
Claim by Viral image: A meme claims Sen. Dianne Feinstein said, “When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in….that’s just human nature.”
Claim by Social media post: Text with a viral video about “making America Muslim” identifies the speaker as “the new congresswoman from Michigan.”
Claim by Viral photo: A photo caption claims: “I wish this was a joke but fringe leftist [sic] are now advocating for cow fart bags to capture farts as a way to help prevent ‘global warming.’ You can’t make this stuff up folks.”
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