The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/15/2019

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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 Donald Trump: “Soon after, I went down to Ground Zero with men who worked for me to try to help in any little way that we could.”

Washington Post
 rating: No evidence


Claim by Bernie Sanders: “Was it 150 million people on private insurance? 50 million of those people lose their private insurance every year when they quit their jobs, or they go unemployed, or their employer changes their insurance policy.”

PolitiFact
 rating: Mostly False


Claim by Joe Biden: Says the Obama administration “didn’t lock people up in cages.”

Claim by Tucker Carlson: Says John Bolton “fundamentally was a man of the left.”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire


Claim by Viral image: The Odessa shooter “had a Beto sticker on his truck.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Multiple sources: Islamic preacher visited Papua during 2019 unrest

Claim by Multiple Sources: Security forces in Indian Kashmir clamping down on Shia Muslim festival Muharram

Claim by Facebook page Janshakti Samachar: Man attacks traffic cops for issuing a challan

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