The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/08/2019


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 Samuel Sinyangwe: “America has more governors who’ve worn blackface than black governors.”

Claim by Trump Make America Great Again Committee: “Democrats have finally admitted what they truly want: a repeal of the Second Amendment.”
 rating: Misleading

Claim by Kamala Harris: Says she “sued Exxon Mobil” as California attorney general.

Claim by Facebook posts: Says actor Tim Allen wrote a lengthy anti-Democrat attack on Facebook.

Claim by Tom Reed: After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, “the typical American worker’s pay growing at more than 3 percent a year, record low unemployment.”

 rating: Half True

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple Sources: Kashmiri woman telling Indian politician Rahul Gandhi not to visit Kashmir?

AFP Fact Check
 rating: False

Claim by FB User: Rajdeep Saha: Pepaero cures dengue in 48 hours

Claim by Multiple sources: Hong Kong woman claims police wanted to rape her

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