The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/14/2019

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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 Julian Castro: “The difference between what I support and what you support, Vice President Biden, is that you require them to opt in (to a Medicare public option), and I would not require them to opt in. … They would automatically be enrolled. That’s a big difference. … Are you forgetting what…

PolitiFact
 rating: Mostly False


Claim by Donald Trump: “I want China to do well [in economic growth], and I hope they do well, but they’ve had now the worst year in 57 years.”

Washington Post
 rating: Wrong


Claim by Josh Kaul: Says people convicted of felonies or under restraining orders “can buy a firearm without going through a background check.”

Claim by Bernie Sanders: Medicare for All will save the average American substantial sums of money on his or her health care bill.

PolitiFact
 rating: Lacks solid numbers


Claim by Elizabeth Warren: “54 senators said, let’s do background checks, let’s get rid of assault weapons, and with 54 senators it failed because of the filibuster.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Mass cattle slaughter to feed Bohra Muslims in Sri Lanka

Claim by Facebook Posts: First Photographs Of Earth Sent By Chandrayaan 2 Released By ISRO

Claim by Social media: Policemen fighting over sharing of fines collected from civilians

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