The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/06/2019

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 Bill de Blasio: “I know the [Eric] Garner family. They’ve gone through extraordinary pain. They are waiting for justice and are going to get justice. There’s finally going to be justice. I have confidence in that, in the next 30 days, in New York. You know why? Because for the first time, we are not waiting on the federal Justice Department, which told the city of New York that we could not proceed because the Justice Department was pursuing their prosecution.

Washington Post
 rating: Four Pinocchios

Claim by Bloggers: Police in Des Moines and Omaha have “foiled a mass shooting plot by a 32-year old man.”

 rating: No proof this happened

Claim by Donald Trump: “Last year, we prosecuted a record number of firearms offenses.”

Claim by Jam City Antifa: “Trump just deleted all of these tweets that called immigrants ‘invaders’ “

Claim by Multiple Sources: Security scare for US president Donald Trump as a supporter shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ in his rally

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