The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/11/2019

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 Viral image: A viral image shows Donald Trump kissing a girl on the head with Jeffrey Epstein in the foreground.
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: The EPA last year “completed more Superfund hazardous waste cleanups than any year of the previous administrations and set records in almost every year.”
 rating: False

Claim by Joe Biden: Joe Biden says the Trump administration has been fighting China on trade, not on “stealing intellectual secrets.”
 rating: Trade Talks Involve Both

Claim by New York Post: 90 percent of plastic in the world’s oceans comes from ten rivers

Claim by Kellyanne Conway: “Why can’t we just ask the question the way it was asked for 50 years before the Obama administration yanked it out of there? We’ve been asking questions like this — the American Community Survey every fifth year asks a similar question. And think of all the questions that nobod…


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