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 Facebook posts: Quotes Rep. Kevin McCarthy as saying “there are no mass shootings in Japan because there are no video games there.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire
Claim by Bloggers: Say Jeffrey Epstein is not dead.
Claim by Viral image: A Fox News affiliate reported on a shooting before it happened.
PolitiFact rating: False
Claim by Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren: “Michael Brown’s murder forever changed Ferguson and America.”
International IFCN Fact Checks
Claim by Social media: Giant snake emerges out of Kabini dam near Mysuru after heavy rain
Alt News rating: False
Claim by Multiple sources: Girl pictured in Indian-administrated Kashmir after India revokes its autonomy
AFP Fact Check rating: False
Claim by Multiple sources: Volcano erupts in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta
Claim by Abdullah Gul: Video of the massacre in Kashmir after India revoked Article 370.
India Today rating: Mostly false