The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/03/2019

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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 Donald Trump: U.S. farmers are receiving $16 billion “out of the tariffs that we’ve gotten from China.”

Claim by Joe Biden: Says Kamala Harris oversaw a police department that was “abusing people’s rights” and that she did not “disclose to defense attorneys” when there was exculpatory evidence: “She didn’t do that. She never did it. And so, what happened? Along came a federal judge and said enough, e…

PolitiFact
 rating: Mostly True


Claim by Cory Booker: “We lost the state of Michigan because everybody from Republicans to Russians were targeting the suppression of African American voters.”

Claim by Chelsea Handler: “Elijah Cummings’ house was broken into after Trump publicly attacked him on Twitter.”

Claim by Donald Trump: Democrats “want virtual immunity for illegal aliens who have created horrible crimes and murder.”

PolitiFact
 rating: False


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