The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/24/2019

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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 Viral hoax: A viral hoax claims that Instagram users can stop the platform from using their pictures if they post a statement rescinding permission.

FactCheck.org
 rating: False


Claim by Viral Quote: Claims that Hillary Clinton wrote, “I believe the primary role of the state is to teach, train and raise children. Parents have a secondary role.”

Check Your Fact
 rating: False


Claim by Facebook posts: Says President Barack Obama made it “legal” for the media to “purposely lie” to the public when he “quietly signed into law HR 4310 in 2012.”

Claim by Viral Image: Claims the image shows Ilhan Omar checking an automatic rifle while wearing a military uniform

Claim by Dan McCready: Says “Dan Bishop doubles down on removing coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Under his sham ‘association health plans,’ insurance companies don’t have to pay for medications for pre-existing conditions.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Half True


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Claim by Multiple sources: Metallica playing Indonesian national anthem

Claim by multiple sources: Photo of detained UK Hong Kong consulate worker with sex worker in China

Claim by Facebook page Somtkar: Kashmiris protest abrogation of 370 despite Indian Army presence

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