The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/20/2019

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 Donald Trump: “Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election!”

Claim by “David”: “I need Medicare to get by. But Senator Collins voted for tax bill that puts Social Security and Medicare in jeopardy, but gives large corporations a big tax break. And then I heard the same corporations gave her over $5 million.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says the Philadelphia shootings were “fake” and that police officers sprayed “fake blood on themselves.”

Claim by Dan Patrick: Says after the shooting in El Paso, “on Sunday, everyone was going to church in America, praying about this, and the next day when their kids went to school, they weren’t allowed to pray or bring it up.”

Claim by Matt Gaetz: In Australia “they went and confiscated all the guns. You know who did what Australia did? Venezuela.”

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Claim by Pakistan minister Ali Haider Zaidi: Security forces thrashing people in Kashmir

Claim by multiple sources: A photograph of a senator in a swimming costume

Claim by Multiple sources: Melbourne authorities approve planned pro-China rally in August 2019.

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