The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/27/2019

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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 Ken Cuccinelli: A federal pilot program to DNA test illegal immigrants showed “something like 30% (of test subjects) are fake families.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says 194 people were killed in mass shootings in 2018 while undocumented immigrants killed 83,211 people.

PolitiFact rating: False


Claim by Larry Kudlow: “We are looking at the USMCA, NAFTA 2.0 trade deal. That would be very important and would add a half a point of GDP and 180,000 new jobs per year if we get that through.”

Washington Post
 rating: Three Pinocchios


Claim by Viral Image: Claims that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “Under capitalism, man oppresses man. Under socialism, it’s the other way around.”

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Claim by Multiple sources: President Ramaphosa and ‘Evita Bezuidenhout’ on his farm in 1993

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False


Claim by WhatsApp users: Government can read WhatsApp chats, new red tick feature on WhatsApp

Claim by Multiple sources: Siblings allowed to marry in the US

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