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 Donald Trump: Alabama “will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”
PolitiFact rating: Not what forecast showed
Claim by Facebook posts: Says the “bones of children” were found on Jeffrey Epstein’s island.
Claim by Viral image: Claims to show the remnants of the Bahamian town of Marsh Harbour in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
CheckYourFact.com rating: False
Claim by Donald Trump: “From 2010 to 2017, natural gas production plummeted by nearly 70 percent in New York, but it soared almost 1,000 percent in Pennsylvania.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly True
Claim by Facebook posts: “Workers have begun removing spires of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom ahead of Hurricane Dorian.”
International Fact Checks
Claim by Bongani Mkongi: 80% of Johannesburg’s inner city is inhabited by foreign nationals
Africa Check rating: Unproven
Claim by Facebook user Enam Qureshi: Protest march held against abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
Times of India rating: False
Claim by multiple sources: Philippines passes new child support law
AFP Fact Check rating: Misleading
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