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

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 Dan Patrick: “We will have more people enter our country illegally than were born in this country in one year.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that philosopher Edmund Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that actor Morgan Freeman said, “I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You’re not scared. You’re an a**hole.”

Claim by Kirsten Gillibrand: “Remember after the shooting in Las Vegas, he [Trump] said, yeah, yeah we’re gonna ban the bump stocks. Did he ban the bump stocks? No.”
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Garland Tucker: Said Sen. Thom Tillis “co-sponsored a bill that not only provided amnesty, but provided a clear path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.”


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