The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 6/5/2019

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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 Chris Taylor: “We saw the prison population expand and vacancy rates for correctional officers go from 2.9% to 15.2%” over the last eight years.

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that musician Charlie Daniels once said, “Voting for Trump is like playing Country Music backwards…. You get your House back, your Car back, your Job back, your Country back!”

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Claim by Tim Ryan: “An African American baby born in Youngstown, Ohio, has a higher infant mortality rate than a baby born in Iran.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that Stalin once said, “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “President Trump told me to always put Russia’s interests above the United States’ interests.”

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