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

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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.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Heavily disputed


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

PolitiFact
 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.

PolitiFact
 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.”

FactCheck.org
 rating:False


International Fact Checks

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

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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