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.

 rating: New data says so

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.

 rating: False

International Fact Checks

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

Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources

Subscribe With Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to MBFC and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 19,677 other subscribers

0 0 vote
Article Rating


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments