The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/17/2019

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 CADOF: A Facebook post shared a screenshot from a 2016 lawsuit by a woman who accused Trump and Epstein of raping her in 1994, with the caption: “This is why Jeffrey Epstein died.”
 rating: No Evidence

Claim by Donald Trump: “[Jeffrey] Epstein had an island that was not a good place, as I understand it. And I was never there. So you have to ask: Did Bill Clinton go to the island? That’s the question. If you find that out, you’re going to know a lot.”
 rating: No Evidence

Claim by Facebook posts: Says pre-cut onion used to cook the following day “becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.”

Claim by Viral meme: “Over the past 30 years, Congressional Salaries have gone up 231%.”
 rating: Exaggerates

Claim by Donald Trump: “We were losing all our cases in the World Trade Organization. … And then I came along. Now we’re winning a lot of cases because they know that they’re not on very solid ground.”

 rating: Mostly False

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