The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/21/2019

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 Quote: A Facebook post claims that ancient Roman politician Cicero said, “The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced.”

Claim by Various websites: “Jeffrey Epstein Judge Dies Suddenly.”
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “The law says that mental health must be treated the same as physical health,” but coverage by health insurers is unequal.

Claim by Viral Video: Claims that Obama’s portrait fell off the wall during the unveiling of Trump’s portrait at the Colorado Capitol Building

Claim by Kamala Harris: “The biggest middle-class tax cut in a generation, another $500 in your pocket every month, paid for by repealing Donald Trump’s tax breaks for the top 1 percent and the richest corporations in America.”

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Claim by Keith Edwards: Comparison of mass shootings around the world in 2019

Claim by Pakistani YouTuber ‘Doctor Turki’: Leaked audio recording of Modi proves he has orchestrated the Pulwama attack

Claim by The Gaurdian: Nairobi accounts for 45% of Kenya’s gross domestic product

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