The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 6/8/2019


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: “You’re talking about Vietnam, and at that time, nobody ever heard of the country.”

Washington Post
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: “In the military, you’re not allowed to take any drugs. You take an aspirin. And they [transgender individuals] have to, after the operation, they have to, they have no choice, they have to. You would actually have to break rules and regulations in order to have that.”

Washington Post rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Video of US military shooting pirates

Claims that 40 percent of Iowa’s incarcerated population is black.

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that President John F. Kennedy said, “But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?”

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