The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/09/2019


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 State Sen. John Flanagan: “The Senate Democrats have not provided one tax cut.”

 rating: Mostly False

Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “The @USWNT is #1 in the world & contributes higher revenues for @USSoccer than the men’s team, but they’re still paid a fraction of what the men earn. Women deserve equal pay for equal (or better!) work in offices, factories, AND on the soccer field.”

Washington Post
 rating: Not the whole story.

Claim by Viral Video: Claims that the U.S. Postal Service made a stamp honoring President Donald Trump.

Claim by Viral image: A meme claims Ronald Reagan said, of meeting with Donald Trump, “I felt like I was the one shaking hands with a president.”
 rating: No Evidence

Claim by Viral Image: Purportedly shows a news alert announcing that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suffered a “massive stroke” Wednesday evening.


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