The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/05/2019


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 Donald Trump: Alabama “will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”

 rating: Not what forecast showed

Claim by Facebook posts: Says the “bones of children” were found on Jeffrey Epstein’s island.

 rating: False

Claim by Viral image: Claims to show the remnants of the Bahamian town of Marsh Harbour in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

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.”

Claim by Facebook posts: “Workers have begun removing spires of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom ahead of Hurricane Dorian.”

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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

Claim by multiple sources: Philippines passes new child support law

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