The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/04/2019


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 Viral image: A 1988 exorcism took place in the only house still standing after Hurricane Ike.

Claim by Kamala Harris: “The Amazon creates over 20% of the world’s oxygen.”
 rating: False

Claim by Facebook posts: Quotes George Washington as saying “when any nation mistrusts its citizens with guns … It no longer trusts its citizens because such a government has evil plans.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says the U.S. gives Israel “$3 billion annually” in aid and zero to Detroit.

Claim by Dave Aronberg: Florida’s red flag gun law has been used “about five times a day.”

 rating: True

International Fact Checks

Claim by Pakistani social media: Muslim man made to drink cow urine and alcohol in India

Alt News
 rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Images of charred animals in Amazon rainforest fires

Claim by Multiple sources: Bumps on bell peppers reveal if they’re male or female

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

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