The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/23/2019


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 Social media posts: Posts quote House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy as saying, “there are no mass shootings in Japan because there are no video games there.”
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: “In fact, five or six years before I even thought about running, for whatever reason they named me ‘man of the year’ in Michigan.”
 rating: No Evidence

Claim by Donald Trump: “Yesterday we had the strongest dollar in the history of our country.”

Claim by Amy Klobuchar: The “boyfriend loophole” means that “if you commit a serious crime of domestic abuse against your wife, you can’t get a gun, but if you do it against your girlfriend, you can.”

Claim by Mike Pence: “You know, watching the debate the other night, with all the Democrat candidates standing so far on the left, I thought that debate stage was going to flip over. … In fact, if you add up every budget-busting proposal they offer — from Medicare-for-all and the Green New Deal — it…

Washington Post
 rating: Four Pinocchios

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Claim by Social Media: Indian Army beating a man pinned to the ground

Claim by Facebook users and British politician Nazir Ahmed: Canada denies visas to Indian Army Generals and Brigadiers who served as intelligence officers in Kashmir in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370.

Claim by Facebook Posts: Recent News Report That Canada refuses visa for Indian Army Generals and Brigadiers who served as intelligence officers for their part in Kashmir.

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