The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/19/2019


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 Bernie Sanders: “In 2014 … in McDowell County, W.Va., one of the poorest counties in the nation, life expectancy for men was 64 years. In Fairfax County, Va., a wealthy county, just 350 miles away, life expectancy was nearly 82 years, an 18 year differential. The life expectancy gap for women…

Claim by Viral Image: Purportedly shows former President Barack Obama awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former President Bill Clinton, comedian Bill Cosby, movie producer Harvey Weinstein and former congressman Anthony Weiner.

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 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: “Omar blamed the United States for the crisis in Venezuela.”

 rating: Not the full story

Claim by Joe Biden: “If you like your employer-based plan, you can keep it. If you have private insurance, you can keep it.”

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