The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/16/2019

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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 Donna Campbell: “A study was done, a post-mortem, so a retrospective study done, looking at autopsies and drug levels, what drugs were in the blood of veterans that committed suicide, and 70 percent had THC.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Quotes George Washington as saying “it is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that Russian journalists were allowed in the room when U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on June 28, while American journalists were not.

Claim by Julián Castro: Says Section 1325 of U.S. immigration law was “put into place in 1929, by a segregationist.”

Claim by Bernie Sanders: “We have now received some 2 million individual contributions — which I think is an all-time world’s record — up to this point.”

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