The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 7/31/2019

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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 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.”

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

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