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: Says a photo showing thousands on a ship next to a crowded dock are “Europeans trying to get to North Africa during World War II.”
Claim by Tweets: “Reagan took the deficit from $70 billion to $175 billion. Bush 41 took it to $300 billion. Clinton got it to zero. Bush 43 took it from zero to $1.2 trillion. Obama halved it to $600 billion. Trump’s got it back to a trillion.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True
Claim by Facebook posts: Says the names of CNN anchors Chris Cuomo, Brian Stelter and Jake Tapper were on the flight logs of Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane.
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
Claim by Bernie Sanders: “Study after study has shown that as a nation we will save substantial sums of money, and the average middle-class families will save $3,000 each and every year on their health-care bills.”
Washington Post rating: Mostly False
Claim by Viral Image: Claims Ivanka Trump wore a swastika-like logo on her shirt
Check Your Fact rating: False
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