The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/11/2019

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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 Viral image: Ronald Reagan said, “Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered; any attempts to disarm the people must be stopped, by force if necessary.”

Claim by Valerie Plame: “Dick Cheney’s chief of staff took revenge against my husband and leaked my identity. His name: Scooter Libby.”

Washington Post
 rating: Three Pinocchios


Claim by Arlen Parsa: Thirty-four of the 47 men depicted in the famous “Declaration of Independence” painting were slaveholders.

Claim by Facebook posts: Says President Donald Trump has donated $1 million to a relief fund for the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian while no other politicians have contributed any money.

Claim by Joe Biden: “Immediately, the moment it started, I came out against the [Iraq] war at that moment.”

FactCheck.org
 rating: False


International Fact Checks

Claim: Scotland has the highest taxes anywhere in Europe.

Full Fact rating: Incorrect, a number of European countries have higher income tax rates than Scotland.


Claim by Many: Video of Ganesh idols disposed by citizens in Ahmedabad when they were not allowed to immerse them

Claim by Facebook user “Bhomsa Goyal”: Two policemen are fighting over distribution of money collected through challans.

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