The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/15/2019

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 Michael Bloomberg: “If you go back, you can see Wayne LaPierre, who runs the NRA, testifying in front of Congress in favor of background checks 15 or 20 years ago.”

Claim by Various websites: “Bill Barr Made Secret Visit To Epstein’s Jail Before His ‘Suicide’: Report.”
 rating: No Evidence

Claim by Facebook posts: Says every time someone purchases a Bang energy drink, a portion of the money is donated to help re-elect Donald Trump and “goes to the fund campaign for MAGA!”

Claim by Various websites: “Barack Obama Calls For All-Out Gun Confiscation.”
 rating: Distorts the Facts

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Claim by Multiple: BBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters fabricate reports of unrest in Kashmir

Claim by Social media: Residents of PoK burning Pakistani flag after Indian government’s decision on Article 370

Claim by Multiple sources: Video of a toddler falling from a building in Singapore.

Claim by Multiple sources: Indian police attacking Muslims from Kashmir

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