The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 6/19/2019

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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 Gavin Newsom: Says “For the first time in our state’s history, the Pride flag has been raised at our State Capitol!!”

Claim by Occupy Democrats: Claims that Mitch McConnell has “blocked every single piece of legislation to protect the 2020 election from foreign interference.”

Claim by Facebook post: Says Mark Zuckerberg invented the word “BFF,” and if it doesn’t appear green after you type it in a Facebook comment, your account has been hacked.

Claim by Kh Stars: “Nicole Kidman Says: Trump Is The Best President In U.S History, We Must Respect Him.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that founding father Thomas Jefferson once said, “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”

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