Media Bias/Fact Check

The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 6/1/2019


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 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.

Claim by Viral video: A social media video appears to show Nancy Pelosi slurring her words during a speaking engagement at the Commonwealth Club.
 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.”
 rating: False

Claim by Social media post: Text with a viral video about “making America Muslim” identifies the speaker as “the new congresswoman from Michigan.”
 rating: False

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.”
 rating: False