The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 8/31/2019


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 Bernie Sanders: “Some 200,000 people are in jail for the crime of being poor and not being able to afford bail.”

Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “We lag behind many other developed nations in connectivity and speed, while also paying more for that service.”

 rating: Mostly True

Claim by Viral Image: Claims JK Rowling is the first individual to fall off the Forbes World Billionaires List due to charitable giving

Claim by Donald Trump: “[W]e didn’t have a new [steel] mill built in 30 years.”
 rating: False

Claim by Donald Trump: “And, by the way, steel — steel was dead. Your business was dead. … And I put a little thing called ‘a 25% tariff’ on all of the dumped steel all over the country. And now your business is thriving.”
 rating: Distorts the Facts

International Fact Checks

Claim by Facebook post: Muslim majority areas do not attack and beat to death Hindus, said Patiala SP.

 rating: Fake

Claim by Sleepy Rob: Someone vandalized a pro-Bernier billboard

Claim by Multiple sources: A rat “larger than a cat” was caught in Malaysia

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