The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/06/2019


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 Kevin K. McAleenan: “Contrary to the [media] reporting, children in CBP custody at the border are receiving … appropriate meals” and “showers as soon as they can be provided.”
 rating: Not What IG Found

Claim by Travis County Republican Party: Says recent changes to Austin city policy gives homeless people more rights than property owners and allow for “homeless camps on private property, business frontage, and even public sidewalks.”

Claim by Ghosts Aliens and other Weird Shit: Genuine photo of human-shaped figure in the sky in Zambia.

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that Bernie Sanders was arrested in 1964 for throwing eggs at black protestors.

Claim by Viral image: A meme claims Sen. Kamala Harris “has no black parents” and “wasn’t in berkley during segregation..she was in school in Canada at that time.”
 rating: False


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