Media Bias/Fact Check

The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 6/26/2019

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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 Terry McAuliffe: “Five years ago, when I took office, our state was mired in debt – a $2.4 billion debt left over by Republicans.”

Claim by Donald Trump: California “admitted” there were “a million” illegal votes in the 2016 presidential election.

Claim by Viral image: Social media posts purport to show a photo of President Donald Trump with the writer E. Jean Carroll, who accused him of sexual assault.

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 rating: False
 

Claim by Viral meme: “It turns out that the biggest donor for Mitch McConnell (R: Moscow) is none other than the Russian oligarch that the GOP just lifted sanctions on.”

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 rating: False
 

Claim by Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Ultra Millionaire Tax “will bring in $2.75 trillion in revenue over a ten-year period.”

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 rating: Some Experts Doubt It