The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/10/2019

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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 Facebook posts: Says Joel Osteen Ministries charges people for prayers via a “prayer request account.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says the National Mall’s webcam was “abruptly shut down” and removed from the White House’s website to stop viewers from seeing the lack of attendees at president Trump’s Fourth of July event.

PolitiFact
 rating: False


Claim by Donald Trump: “We hadn’t had a (car) plant built in years — in decades, actually. And now we have many plants being built all throughout the United States.”

Claim by Viral Photos: Claims two photos of detained migrants were evidence of negligence under the Trump administration.

Claim by Blogger: Did Ross Perot leave $100 million to the Trump campaign after he passed away on July 9, 2019?

Lead Stories rating: False (Satire)


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