The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/01/2019

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 Donald Trump: “First time in 53 years that drug prices went down last year.”
 rating: Exaggerates

Claim by Viral photo: “These aren’t Syrians. They’re Europeans trying to get to North Africa during World War II. So next time you think of closing the borders you might want to check with your grandparents.”
 rating: False

Claim by Justin Trudeau Not: Justin Trudeau takes $2 billion from Canadian retirement fund and gives it to Mumbai

Claim by Viral Quote: Claims that Bertrand Russell once said, “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

Claim by Social media posts: Viral posts claim to present a list of the “real names” of 11 prominent Democrats.
rating: Distorts the Facts

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