The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/13/2019


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 Kamala Harris: Says “Trump’s willing to build his vanity project of a border wall with money budgeted for a school for military children.”

 rating: Yes, nine schools cut

Claim by Nancy Pelosi: “Two million more people (were) without health insurance” in 2018, compared to 2017.

Claim by Viral Quote: claims that Indian social activist Mahatma Gandhi once said, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

Claim by Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.: “One unnamed donor gave $17 million to the Leo-affiliated Judicial Crisis Network to block the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland and to support Gorsuch; then a donor — perhaps the same one — gave another $17 million to prop up Kavanaugh.”

Claim by Facebook posts: Says a photo shows President Ronald Reagan meeting with Taliban leaders in the White House.

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Claim by multiple sources: Hong Kong school letters show students “beaten to death” at MTR

Claim by Multiple sources: Pakistan government has imposed large taxes on the registration of motorcycles and rickshaws in southern Sindh province

Claim by multiple sources: Hidden Chinese military base found in the Philippines

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