The Latest Fact Checks from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) 9/18/2019

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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 Bloggers: Says several well-known charities such as Goodwill and American Red Cross overpay their CEOs and spend a small percentage on helping people.

 rating: Misses the mark

Claim by Viral image: Bruce Lee said, “You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control you that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.”

Claim by Donald Trump: “A lot of people are being saved” under the Right to Try Act, which was enacted last year to provide faster access to unapproved medications still in development.
 rating: Unsupported

Claim by Donald Trump: “Together, we enacted the VA Accountability Act, so that anyone who mistreats or abuses our great veterans can be promptly fired. There was a time you couldn’t fire anyone, no matter how they treated our veterans, whether they stole or they were sadists. And we had some of them,…

Washington Post
 rating: Three Pinocchios

Claim by Various media reports: Democrats were at a 9/11 memorial service when NC Republicans held a controversial vote

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Claim: Diane Abbott said an Iraqi migrant’s body was found off the coast of Luxembourg, a landlocked country.

Full Fact rating: Incorrect. Her original tweet about a body found off the coast of Belgium was edited to say this.

Claim by Multiple sources: Letter in support of the Hong Kong Police from the Western Australia Police Force.

Claim by Multiple sources: Photo of a man cursed after urinating on the Koran

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