The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/22/2019

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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 Kamala Harris: It “is estimated that as many as 300,000 auto workers may be out of a job before the end of the year.”

Claim by Viral image: Hitler said, “This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!”

PolitiFact
 rating: False


Claim by Donald Trump: “For most of the time, it was the G8, it included Russia, and President Obama didn’t want Russia in because he got outsmarted.”

Washington Post
 rating: False


Claim by Larry Kudlow: The USMCA trade deal would add “180,000 new jobs per year if we get that through.”

FactCheck.org
 rating: No Evidence


Claim by Donald Trump: Says “Harry Truman had the idea of (buying) Greenland

PolitiFact
 rating: Yes. New reasons today


International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Video of salmon dead because of high temperatures

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False


Claim by Facebook user: An image shows Israelis dressing up as the burning Twin Towers for the Jewish holiday Purim.

Full Fact
rating: Incorrect. The picture is of two students who wore the costumes for Halloween at a nightclub in Chester, England.


Claim by Major Gaurav Arya: Pak Lt Col condemns his govt and Pak army for discriminating him on religious grounds

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