The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 6/12/2019


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 Kamala Harris: President Trump’s tariffs are “taking $1.4 billion out of working people’s pockets every month.”

Claim by Beto O’Rourke: “For more than a year, I have been saying that it’s time for Congress to act and begin impeachment proceedings.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that Adam Schiff has a sister who is married to George Sorros’ son, Robert Sorros.

Check Your Fact
 rating: False

Claim by Greg Abbott: “Turns out the critics of the Texas maternal mortality rate were just lying. It’s less than half of what the critics said. It’s about 1/10 of 1%.”

Claim by Bernie Sanders: “If we believe that a woman has the constitutional right to control her own body, that right must apply to ALL women, including low-income women. That is why I have consistently voted against the Hyde Amendment and why, as president, I would eliminate it.”

Washington Post
 rating: Not the whole story

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