The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/12/2019

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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 Stan Greenberg: “What was the reality for most Americans during the Obama presidency? Most lost wealth and their incomes fell, particularly for those at the bottom of the ladder.”

Claim by Donald Trump: China has “had now the worst year in 57 years.”

Claim by Viral meme: “10,874 people killed by drunk drivers in 2017, and 403 by rifles. Walmart stops selling rifles. Still sells alcohol…”

FactCheck.org
 rating: Misleading


Claim by Viral Quote: Claims Tim Allen made a long statement attacking Democrats.

Claim by Beto O’Rourke: Says “Trump is defunding hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, and laying off of Russia in Europe, to fund his racist border wall.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Puerto Rico loses most


International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Video shows security personnel hurling stones at protesters in Indian Kashmir

Claim by FB User: Ugwu Chukwudi Richie: Ginger is up to 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy

Claim by Multiple sources: Video shows Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan abusing journalists over Indian-administered Kashmir.

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