The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/14/2019

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 Facebook posts: Quotes Rep. Kevin McCarthy as saying “there are no mass shootings in Japan because there are no video games there.”

Claim by Bloggers: Say Jeffrey Epstein is not dead.

 rating: Pants on Fire

Claim by Viral image: A Fox News affiliate reported on a shooting before it happened.

Claim by Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren: “Michael Brown’s murder forever changed Ferguson and America.”
 rating: DOJ: Killed, Not Murdered

International IFCN Fact Checks

Claim by Social media: Giant snake emerges out of Kabini dam near Mysuru after heavy rain

Claim by Multiple sources: Girl pictured in Indian-administrated Kashmir after India revokes its autonomy

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.

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