The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/18/2019


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 Viral Image: Says a photo of Trump smiling with staff at a hospital in Dayton, Ohio, was staged and the nurses were paid actors.

Claim by Viral image: A man arrested by Lubbock, Texas, police for a gun threat said “his accomplices will be going to different Wal-Mart stores and shooting.”

 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: Says Pennsylvania chemical plant and Louisiana liquified natural gas plant “could never have happened” without his administration.

Claim by Sources: Psychiatric drugs cause mass shootings

 rating: Science Doesn’t Support Claim

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