The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 6/9/2019


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 Viral video: During President Donald Trump’s recent visit to London, a video clip with this caption was posted online: “This massive pro-Trump rally happened today but the mainstream media won’t report on it.”
 rating: False

Claim by John Hickenlooper: “We have the number one economy in the country for three straight years [in Colorado].”

Washington Post
 rating: Two Pinocchios

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that Queen Elizabeth II said of President Donald Trump, “He’s really just an amazing person. So thoughtful, you know … In another life, he could be my son.”

Check Your Fact
 rating: False

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that President Donald Trump once said, “Being an atheist gives me an edge in every deal. Christians are too moral for business.”

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