The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/17/2019


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 Facebook posts: Says instead of arresting a teen who was sneaking into a gym, a Chicago cop “shot him 53 times.”

 rating: Pants on Fire

Claim by Eric Trump: “President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America.”

Washington Post
 rating: Four Pinocchios

Claim by Donald Trump: The bulb that we’re being forced to use — number one, to me, most importantly, the light’s no good.

Claim by Donald Trump: “And very importantly, I don’t know if you know this, they have warnings. If it breaks, it’s considered a hazardous waste site; it’s gases inside.”

 rating: Isn’t true for LEDs

Claim by Donald Trump: “But number two, it’s many times more expensive than that old incandescent bulb that worked very well.”

International Fact Checks

Claim by Social Media: Image of a woman bleeding from head injury caused by the Indian army

Alt News
 rating: False

Claim by Facebook user “Keshav Taware”, Facebook Page “Its all about kalian” and others: Maharashtra assembly election 2019 dates have been declared.

Claim by Tasmanian government’s leader of the house, Michael Ferguson: The Tasmanian government’s leader of the house, Michael Ferguson, says 10,000 jobs were lost under the Labor-Green minority government that held power in the island state from 2010 to 2014.

AAP FactCheck – Australian Associated Press rating: Somewhat True – Mostly accurate but there is more than one error or problem.

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