The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/06/2019


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 Tucker Carlson: “I don’t think it’s going way out on a limb to draw the connection then between cannabis use, particularly I assume chronic use, and acts of violence.”

 rating: Heavily disputed

Claim by Viral image: A photo shows U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar “at a Al’ Qaida training camp in Somalia.”

 rating: Pants on Fire

Claim by Joe Biden: Says that as vice president, he pinned a Silver Star on a Navy captain in Afghanistan who had carried a mortally wounded comrade out of a ravine, and resisted receiving a medal for his actions.

 rating: Blends three heroic events

Claim by Viral Image: Claims that Kevin Hart was paralyzed in a car accident

Claim by Viral meme: A fake tweet claims Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said: “I see people are rushing out to fill up their cars for this hurricane at the gas station This wouldn’t be an issue if they had electric cars.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple Sources: Indian security forces setting a Kashmiri protester on fire

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Photo shows a Hong Kong police officer “hiding in a dark corner”

Claim by Social Media: Police recover explosions, arrest four in Maharashtra’s Ahmadnagar Maliwada bus stand

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