The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/28/2019

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 Joe Biden: Says President Donald Trump hasn’t condemned David Duke and Richard Spencer.

Claim by Donald Trump: Crimea “was sort of taken away from President Obama. … And he wanted Russia to be out of what was called the G-8. And that was his determination.”

Claim by Viral image: A meme claims that former President Obama separated “89,000 children … from parents at border,” and that President Trump separated only 1,900.

Claim by Bernie Sanders: “Last year, South Carolina spent $21,756 per prison inmate and $11,552 per student.”

 rating: Mostly True

Claim by Facebook posts: Says “Muhammad owned many slaves” while Robert E. Lee was “against slavery.”

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Claim by AIMIM Bharuch Gujarat: PM Modi wore keffiyeh on his head in the UAE

Claim by Boss Mustapha: The N-Power programme has lifted over 5 million Nigerians out of extreme poverty.

Claim by Multiple sources: Ongoing atrocities and oppression in Kashmir after New Delhi abolished the state’s special status

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