The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/13/2019


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 Bernie Sanders: “In 2016, counties hosting a Trump rally saw a 226% spike in hate crimes.”

Claim by Ashley Moody: “The way that they have phrased this language, it would ban virtually every firearm, including those that in no shape of the imagination would one think would be described as an assault weapon.”

 rating: Many guns still allowed

Claim by Social media posts: There was a “camera malfunction” inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center before Jeffrey Epstein’s death.

Claim by Facebook posts: Says Joe Biden leaked the names of SEAL Team 6’s families to al-Qaida and that he “cannot be trusted.”

Claim by Viral image: Says that ice melting in a cup illustrates that sea levels don’t rise when icebergs melt.

International IFCN Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple Sources: Pakistan Army shelling Indian security posts in Kashmir in August 2019

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Facebook pages and Twitter handles: Video of Muslims chanting Pakistan Murdabad claims that this is new Jammu and Kashmir

Claim by Facebook Posts: Animal Sacrifice In Kashmir Banned During Eid

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