The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/07/2019


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 Facebook posts: Says Rihanna hired “five planes that carried 90,000 liters of water to support the fire control” in the Amazon rainforest.

Claim by Facebook posts: Says a Donald Trump tweet credited Gov. Ron DeSantis for Hurricane Dorian’s path away from Florida.

 rating: Pants on Fire

Claim by John Delaney: The Amazon rainforest fires are “directly related to trade” tensions between the United States and China.

Claim by Social media posts: The mass shooter in Odessa, Texas, “had a Beto sticker on his truck.”
 rating: No Evidence

Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “70% of the pollution of the carbon that we’re throwing into the air comes from three industries.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Twitter user Bhargvi Gouds: Photo showing Rahul Gandhi having a meal with Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Times of India
 rating: False

Claim by Multiple sources: Buddhist monk statues of Muhudu Maha Viharaya razed by Muslim extemists.

Claim by Multiple sources: Sepinggan International Airport sold to a foreign party in 2017

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