The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 6/13/2019


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: “What we’ve done in the last two and a half years, we’ve picked up $14 trillion in net worth of the United States. And China has gone down probably by $20 trillion.”
 rating: China’s Wealth Is Up

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that former NFL linebacker James Harrison said, “Anyone on my team sits for Anthem, they better be in a wheelchair.”

Claim by Viral meme: “The entire US Constitution was written for Americans only. It’s not the World Constitution, it’s the US Constitution. NON-CITIZENS AND CRIMINALS DO NOT POSSESS RIGHTS UNDER THIS DOCUMENT.”
 rating: False

Claim by Viral Image: Claims to show the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, with one of billionaire George Soros’ sons.

Claim by Live Action: “Abortion is more dangerous now than ever before.”

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