The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/04/2019


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 Bernie Sanders: “The wealthiest three families now own more wealth than the bottom half of the country.”

Claim by Big League Politics: “Texas medical professional: Migrants quarantined with UNKNOWN disease.”

Claim by Eric Swalwell: Claims he was the only candidate on the Democratic debate stage “who has voted and passed background checks” for firearms purchases.

Check Your Fact
 rating: False

Claim by John Delaney: “If you go to every hospital in this country and you ask them one question, which is, ‘How would it have been for you last year if every one of your bills were paid at the Medicare rate?’ Every single hospital administrator said they would close. And the Medicare-for-all bill re…

Washington Post
 rating: Four Pinocchios

Claim by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A $4.6 billion border bill that she opposed “wasn’t humanitarian at all.”
rating: Spins the Facts


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Janice Kilgore

u̾n̾t̾i̾l̾ I̾ s̾a̾w̾ t̾h̾e̾ c̾h̾e̾c̾k̾ o̾v̾ $5̾6̾3̾4̾ , I̾ d̾i̾d̾ n̾o̾t̾ b̾e̾l̾i̾e̾v̾e̾ t̾h̾a̾t̾…m̾y̾… c̾o̾u̾s̾i̾n̾ h̾a̾d̾ b̾e̾e̾n̾ t̾r̾u̾l̾l̾y̾ r̾e̾c̾e̾i̾v̾i̾n̾g̾ m̾o̾n̾e̾y̾ p̾a̾r̾t̾-t̾i̾m̾e̾ a̾t̾ t̾h̾e̾r̾e̾ l̾a̾b̾t̾o̾p̾. . t̾h̾e̾r̾e̾ u̾n̾c̾l̾e̾ h̾a̾s̾ d̾o̾n̾e̾ t̾h̾i̾s̾ 4̾ l̾e̾s̾s̾ t̾h̾a̾n̾ s̾i̾x̾ m̾o̾n̾t̾h̾s̾ a̾n̾d̾ j̾u̾s̾t̾ t̾o̾o̾k̾ c̾a̾r̾e̾ o̾f̾ t̾h̾e̾ m̾o̾r̾t̾g̾a̾g̾e̾ o̾n̾ t̾h̾e̾i̾r̾ a̾p̾p̾a̾r̾t̾m̾e̾n̾t̾ a̾n̾d̾ b̾o̾u̾g̾h̾t̾ R̾e̾n̾a̾u̾l̾t̾ 5̾ . p̾o̾p̾ o̾v̾e̾r̾ t̾o̾ t̾h̾i̾s̾ w̾e̾b̾s̾i̾t̾e̾