The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/29/2019


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 Tony Evers: “1 out of every 4 car accidents in the U.S. is caused by texting and driving.”

 rating: False

Claim by Website: An MSNBC host prayed “for every American to suffer just so Trump won’t get re-elected.”
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Viral Quote: Claims that Warren Buffett once said, “You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “I ran one election, and I won. Happened to be for president.”

Washington Post
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: “The United States, which has never collected 10 cents from China.”

Washington Post
 rating: False

International Fact Checks

Claim by WhatsApp: A viral WhatsApp message claims that Japan is banning microwave ovens.

Times of India
 rating: False

Claim by Many: Video of a child-kidnapper caught in Punjab

Claim by Multiple sources: Ordering a pizza on 911 will let dispatchers know that you need help

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